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Re: armel boxes for Debian

On Thu, February 21, 2008 09:18, Florian Weimer wrote:
> And what do you do when you haven't got arm build logs after 14 hours?
> Will they arrive eventually?  Is the box down?
> I understand that this is only partly arm's fault, but low buildd speeds
> exacerbate the issues.

Yes, the main problem with buildd's and DSA's is that the first 90%
arrives the same day, but the others either arrive some days later or
never, and there's no clear view on which one is going to happen.

I agree with both of the following proposals:
 * There's a defined set of archs that we will not delay DSA's for, and them
   becoming available later will lead to them being installed into the
   archive without a -2 followup mail issued.
 * There should be more insight into the queues and functioning of the
   buildd's by the security team, similar to that available for the regular

That would resolve the most imporant problems and therefore make it much
easier to decide to include a new slower architecture.


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