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Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 17 Jan 2017, 15:02
by MouettE
Hello everyone,

As some of you may already know, the new debian version "stretch" (9.0) is currently in the soft freezing phase. The release date is not yet known but it's likely to be released in a couple of months. I will begin working shortly on porting this new version on the B3.

Bubba|2 users should be aware that debian has dropped support for the powerpc architecture. That means that there will be no release of debian 9 for the Bubba|2. Upgrades will also not be possible. However you will still be able to use the gentoo images from sakaki as an alternative to the original excito squeeze images. Debian jessie will probably be maintained for another couple of years after the stretch release and I will continue to support the kernel during this time.

I will post updates here as work is progressing. If some of you would like beta releases let me know and I'll make them available. I can already tell you that :

- upgrading existing B3 running jessie will be possible, following the standard debian procedure that will be published on release
- The kernel will probably be a 4.10 kernel as stretch should use it and it would also be an official LTS kernel
- The install/rescue system will remain unchanged
- Unless needed (which I doubt) the install script will remain unchanged. Howver as it's been a problem with many of you, I'll add the option to copy the installer network settings into the new system if I have time.

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 12:40
by ahoff
Thank you for your hard work. Really appreciated.

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 13:45
by fereous
Yes, I heartily agree with ahoff: Thanks for your work. I have yet to dare to step up from wheezy -- should occur any year now.

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 21 Feb 2017, 13:41
by Puma
Thanks for all the work to keep the wonderfull bubba's alive and updated :D

We really appreciate this!

Puma

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 08:48
by Stryker
I was already accepting that my B3s might be obsolete soon and not receive any updates.
Is there a way we could reward you for your work?

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 11:28
by MouettE
Stryker wrote:
24 Feb 2017, 08:48
I was already accepting that my B3s might be obsolete soon and not receive any updates.
Is there a way we could reward you for your work?
Keep using your b3 and I'll be happy !

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 15:56
by anat
I'm sorry for pushing you, but are there any news to tell about this project?

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 18 Jun 2017, 07:34
by Puma
Debian 9.0 "Stretch" was released Yesterday June 17th 2017 !! :D

https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/

Puma

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 18 Jun 2017, 09:13
by MouettE
Puma wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 07:34
Debian 9.0 "Stretch" was released Yesterday June 17th 2017 !!
Indeed ! I am currently on vacation but I return home June 27th and will continue working on this to get it out soon(tm).

Re: Debian 9 (stretch)

Posted: 18 Jun 2017, 15:36
by Puma
Mouette,

Thanks for the update. We appreciate your work on the B3!
Enjoy your vacation first :D

Puma

Re: Debian 9 stretch

Posted: 23 Jun 2017, 06:38
by fredrikj
MouettE wrote:
17 Jan 2017, 15:02
- The kernel will probably be a 4.10 kernel as stretch should use it and it would also be an official LTS kernel
Mouette, enjoy your vacation, and thanks for all the work on maintaining Debian releases for B3 & co!

Now, the actual stretch release uses a 4.9 kernel, not 4.10[0]. Will the B3 stretch release be base on 4.9?

I see that there's a official Debian kernel image for marvell cpu:s[1]. Can that kernel package be used on a B3 as is? It would be great to run a kernel that is maintained by Debian, to ensure rapid and timely security updates in a sustainable way. — No critique implied or intended!

Will the work on a B3 stretch release - install usb image, kernel, other patches - be available on github? I'm no kernel hacker, but if I happen to find a scratch to itch, I'd love to be able to dive in, build stuff myself, and perhaps even supply patches. — A man can dream. :)

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help your efforts!

[0] https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/linux
[1] https://packages.debian.org/stable/kern ... ge-marvell