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Re: Alpha milo bootdisks, can we use SuSes?

Helge Kreutzmann <kreutzm@itp.uni-hannover.de> writes:

> Hallo !
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 01:27:50PM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> > Helge Kreutzmann <kreutzm@itp.uni-hannover.de> writes:
> > 
> > > On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 10:14:00PM +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > > > Should the boot-floppies script download those disks or do we just
> > > > copy them into the debian mirror with a readme.txt explaining
> > > > their origin?
> > > To have a stable and comparable setup (i.e. to have a "single"
> > > common source regardless what Stefan Reinauer might do in the
> > > future) I would suppose to include them into debian, not simply
> > > download them at buid time. We should contact him though and inform
> > > him to be fair.
> > 
> > I don't see the point in this. It would blow up the build time
> > tremendously, by several hours, and we would end up with exactly the
> > same images that we could download. Should we need to do special
> > tweaks for Debian, we can still grab the source; it's GPL after all.
> Well I am not a Debian developer so maybe this might give me some
> problems understanding the details but why is the build time prolonged
> if the milo disk is simply copied into debian once instead of
> downloaded every time when building boot floppies ?

OK, I misunderstood, I thought you wanted to import the sources.

> In the first case the milo disk is available to the build process
> imediately in the latter case a network/computer problem inbetween
> the build system and the webside could delay the build indefinitely.

Hmm, it has to be downloaded in any case, be it from CVS or from
http://suse. Also binaries in CVS suck. And you have to download extra
stuff anyway...


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