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Re: IMPORTANT: Significant changes to CD/DVD build setup

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 01:22:58PM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
>On Nov 23, 2006, at 8:58 AM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> 2) dinstall and the mirror pulse are now happening twice daily, which
>>    means we will get two daily build runs. *Right* now the second
>>    daily build will automatically overwrite the first each day, but
>>    I'm going to change the scripts on farbror and bla to keep both,
>>    as <date>-1 and <date>-2. The arch-latest links will still be kept
>>    up-to-date to keep external links pointing at the latest build.
>>Any comments, please let me know...
>Occasionally, in the past, it has happened by accident that there  
>were two daily builds done on the same day.  As you note, the second  
>one overwrote the first.  This caused some confusion as the two were  
>significantly different in their behavior (at least the one time I'm  
>thinking of particularly) and it took me a while to figure out that  
>they were different builds, and I wasn't going crazy!
>So, I ask that you code it is a way that if three or more daily  
>builds just happen to get done in one day, it won't overwrite  
>anything.  Maybe a name scheme based on the date, hour, and minute of  
>the build?

The system as it's set up now will increment a build number for each
build it does, resetting to 1 again as the day changes. Hopefully that
will suffice for you...?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Is there anybody out there?

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