Re: debian-ports.org getting relatively unstable (hppa)
On 12/15/2013 06:32 AM, Dave Land wrote:
> Not sure what's up at debian-ports.org, but I've been trying to
> debootstrap 2 different HPPA machines for the last couple days and
> have been getting a variety of errors (size mismatches, files not
> found when they were there 20 minutes before, etc. etc.) Somebody may
> want to look into this before it gets out of hand. Thanks! :)
I maybe should add some more background here, and maybe someone
here on the list might have an idea on how to proceed.
Background is, that Dave and myself have binmnu-uploaded the necessary
packages for hppa so that debootstrap worked. Then we proceeded with the necessary
packages for sbuild and schroot, so that I now have a buildd installed
which should be able to start building packages. I haven't turned it
on yet though for the reasons which I explain in a few seconds...
In the meantime we have of course uploaded a few more packages which
now currently break debootstrap. This is fixable manually, but I instead
of uploading packages manually now, I would prefer to get the buildd
going instead... So, Dave Land, please wait a little bit...
Now to the reasons why I didn't turned on the buildd yet:
We noticed, that when we manually binmnu-upload packages, which are
already in the *same version* on debian-ports, then debian-ports ACCEPT
those packages, but if we then try to apt-get-update those later on, this leads
to a "size mismatch" error. I do have the feeling, that this is a
problem on debian-ports. I noticed for example that reprepro usually
doesn't accept packages of the same version which doesn't seem to be
the case on debian-ports.
So, I'm anxious, that if I start the buildd, it will happily build and upload packages
which we already uploaded to debian-ports. If this happens we will get more
A trivial example:
On machine buildd.debian-ports.org I run:
deller@leda:~$ wb info hello . hppa
| Package : hello
| Version : 2.8-4
| State : Needs-Build
| Section : devel
| Priority : source
| Previous-State :
| State-Change : 2013-02-18 00:03:36.782007
| CalculatedPri : 52
| component : main
| Distribution : sid
| Notes : out-of-date
| State-Days : 300
| State-Time : 25958430
So, the package "hello" would need a rebuild according to the wanna-build database,
and that would wb probably tell my buildd who then would start building/uploading it.
But on http://ftp.debian-ports.org/debian/pool-hppa/main/h/hello/ you can
see, that the hello-package is already uploaded at version 2.8-4
So, if my buildd now uploads the newly created hello package, I'm sure
we will run again into the size-mismatch problem.
Now, Aurelien mentioned last week to me, that this size-mismatch error
might be because of the "apt-ftparchive cache might have been corrupted for hppa".
I'm not 100% sure about that.
My question here on the list would be, if you (other arch-porters) do have an idea
on how I should proceed.
Best solution would probably be, if the wanna-build database rescans what's in
the archive already. Is this possible?
Or, should I just start the buildd and see what's happening? If we then get
the size-mismatch errors there is lot of manual work to fix it (unless resetting the
apt-ftparchive on debian-ports would solve this).
Any other ideas?