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Re: Advancing Debian Alpha Porting

On 18 Apr 2011, at 23:44, Michael Cree wrote:

> On Mon, April 18, 2011 1:48 pm, Witold Baryluk wrote:
>> On 04-14 06:43, Bill MacAllister wrote:
>>>> It appears we are to provide the Alpha buildds.  We need at least
>>>> two for redundancy but if older hardware is used then we may need
>>>> three or four.  Craig, Witold, Robert, are you all able to offer a
>>>> machine to be a buildd?  I don't think I can---I have an XP1000 that
>>>> is my main computer that I use, and two PWS600au, but they are a bit
>>>> slow.
>> Absolutly.
>> I can offer almost right now 2 fully loaded XP1000 exclusivly for buildd.
> Great.  That's five machines at three sites.  Two XP1k, Two A1200, and a
> CS20.  That should get us going nicely.
> I am off on holiday over the Easter break and probably won't be able to
> check my email for a week.

There is, of course, also the current alpha autobuilder, goetz.debian.org, but I don't know how we'd hand over smoothly from being an official autobuilder for lenny (which I guess it still has to be because of security support) to become an unofficial port machine.

Once Lenny security support stops, we will not want goetz and albeniz (the porter box) in our data centre any more, and I'd be more than happy for someone to take them off our hands to use as the unofficial ports machine.

They are both quad-CPU ES45 servers with 8GB RAM each, and so are quite large and heavy (7U of rack space per machine, I think)


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