Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Upcoming glibc 2.37 update in Lunar

Hi folks,

As usual, we'll update glibc in the archive when the new 2.37 will come,
which should happen on Thursday, with my upload hopefully on Friday.

As a direct consequence, the autopkgtest queues will blow up, and most
arch:any packages uploaded after glibc will be stuck waiting for it to
migrate as they'll have picked up the new version symbols.

Looking at the (incomplete) changelog[0] I don't expect too much
breakage. We've done a test rebuilt of the archive back in December[1],
and I was only able to detect one build failure that seemed clearly
glibc-related, which I'm currently investigating[2].

In the mean time, you can use my PPA[3] to test your packages against a
very recent snapshot (with the exception of the armhf architecture which
is currently FTBFS).


[0]: https://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=blob_plain;f=NEWS;hb=HEAD
[1]: https://people.canonical.com/~ginggs/ftbfs-report/test-rebuild-20221215-lunar-glibc-2.37-lunar.html
[2]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libunistring/+bug/2004264
[3]: https://launchpad.net/~schopin/+archive/ubuntu/glibc-2.37-snapshot

Simon Chopin
Foundations Team Ubuntu MOTU/Core Dev
simon.chopin@canonical.com schopin@ubuntu.com

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