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Re: Advancing Debian Alpha Porting

On 07/05/11 00:15, Tim Cutts wrote:
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.

Great.  That's five machines at three sites.  Two XP1k, Two A1200, and a
CS20.  That should get us going nicely.

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.

Who owns these machines? The Welcome Trust? Debian? Someone else? It certainly would be wonderful if they can allocated to the new porting effort at the appropriate time.

What's the procedure for getting login access to the porter box? Presumably it's restricted to DDs? I am working on the toolchain at the moment and compiling the gcc suite on my 11-year old XP1000 bombs out (with a binutils internal error) after 7 hours. Each little change often requires re-building from the start (since it is a multi-stage compilation process where each stage depends on the previous one). Getting access to a seriously grunty Alpha would be wonderful!

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)

Wow, they're really serious machines! I'm envious (but not of the electricity bill:-)


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