On 2012-02-18 12:26, Gilles Espinasse wrote:
> I had a look at gitorious trees while looking for procps patches before I
> picked sourceforge cvs upstream patch.
> I was a bit lost between the different branches on gitorious and the code
> used by distribs, so I checked that another time.
> gitorious procps tree owner is the Fedora packager but Fedora still claim to
> compile 3.2.8, even spec file show git tree is used (from 20110302) . There
> is still 31 patches applied to git tree on spec file .
> 3.3.2 has been tagged by debian procps maintainer and is used by debian
> unstable tree (with 7 more patches applied). Testing tree still use 3.2.8
> with many patches.
> procps-ng is how gentoo maintainer named one of his git branches. But I
> haven't seen a procps-ng package. In gentoo tree, there is procps-3.2.8_p11
> that is stable for most arch and 3.3.2_p2-r1 that is unstable in all arch
> (when ~ is before arch name) 
> I try dowloading 3.3.2 package from gitorious and this is simple as it
> If I click on Download v3.3.2 as tar.gz, I have a page displayed stating
> "The archive is currently being generated, try again later"
> That mean that tar.gz are dynamically created, and probably due to gzip
> include timestamp, md5 will vary each time a new tar.gz is remade.
> We may load the package from another distrib or we would need to package
> sources ourself.
I tried procps-3.3.2.orig.tar.gz from Debian, that seems to work OK and
should remain stable.
> Source package need a bootstrap as there is a configure.ac, but no
> configure, and as it is compiled before autconf/automake, we may need to
> change make.sh order (or create for ourself a package ready to be compiled
> (with configure and co). There is no instruction on 3.3.2 how to bootstrap
> the package (at least grep -r bootstrap show nothing and README only hold
> 3.2.x instructions, gentoo simply use autoreconf only).
> I am not sure 3.3.x is yet ready for immediate consumption. We could switch
> 3.2.8+patches should be good enought for us.
OK, I will add the patch for 3.2.8 to silence the kernel version message.