Re: piuparts run by every uploader
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 11:36 AM, gregor herrmann<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:22:07 +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
>> Largely due to the need of maintaining a full chroot just for its
>> use, I thought piuparts had too high of a barrier of
>> entry/maintenance to be used by everyone. Am I completely wrong?
> It can use pbuilder's chroot, and pbuilder --create/--update is not
> that difficult :)
> But I have to admit that I run it very rarely because it takes way
> too long (including the time to unpack pbuilder's base.tgz).
In that case, using cowbuilder instead could work, though I'm not sure
if it just hooks through the `pbuilder' command or if it actually uses
the chroot base image itself. Based on what you said though, I assume
the latter, which sounds like kinda crappy program design :P
I'd like to see a feature to use cowbuilder's chroot instead, though I
don't know of the technical challenges there. Certainly such a feature
would make it easier to use and thus run more often.
Better yet, if we could periodically run it on all of the modules in
our SVN repository (pkg-perl) and display the logs, then it would give
us a nice to-do list of things to look at.
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