Re: I need build access to a Sarge chroot for alpha
Helge Kreutzmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This is a real problem. A while ago I wanted to use a package just to
> find out some files were missing. The reason was the maitainer had
> asked to get it build manually which somehow got those files missing.
> The fix was a trivial rebuild, but still this can be easily avoided by
> sticking to autobuild packages unless you can test them yourself.
>  This is a real case and if you happen to need more info, just mail
> me in private.
I just had to rebuild 800 packages (because I can't be sure which ones
are broken) for amd64 because the buildd seems to sometimes produce
packages with missing files.
Sometimes builds don't work right. Thats life.
PS: A good package would check the existing files against what it
expects and run some other tests during build.