Re: Recurrent "old builds" for D-I
Excerpts from Christian PERRIER's message of Don Jan 06 07:01:07 +0100 2011:
> Quoting Daily build aggregator (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > Debian installer build overview
> > -------------------------------
> > Failed or old builds:
> > * OLD BUILD: mipsel Dec 09 00:12 buildd@rem build_cobalt_netboot-2.6_serial
> > http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/mipsel/daily/build_cobalt_netboot-2.6_serial.log
> > * OLD BUILD: s390 Dec 19 00:03 buildd@zandonai build_generic
> > http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/s390/daily/build_generic.log
> > * OLD BUILD: sparc Jul 12 11:08 stappers@dd build_netboot
> > http://people.debian.org/~stappers/d-i/sparc/daily/build_netboot.log
> So, we still have these three arches where builds are broken for quite
> some time.
> Apparently s390 failures are fairly recent but were probably unnoticed
> because the recurrent sparc failures made everybody ignore the daily
> failure mails.
I was aware of them but wanted to wait a bit more to see if they are
transient or not before pinging the buildd maintainers. And then
christmas and new year vacations interfered with this plan. I'll ping
them in the next days.
> mipsel failures happen since Dec09. Gaudenz pinged the mipsel porters
> list but got no answer (at least none that I can see):
> Hi mipsel buildd maintainers
> Since 12/09 the debian-installer daily images for mipsel are no longer
> autobuilt (at least there are no new builds pushed to d-i.debian.org).
> The builds used to be built on rem.
> See http://lists.debian.org/20100331165134.GA19557@mails.so.argh.org
> for more information on how the d-i daily images building on the
> autobuilders works.
> It would be nice if you could investigate this and report back if
> there is a problem that needs our (debian-boot) help to fix.
I got an answer that rem is currently moved to a new hosting location
and added a not to the stats webpage. Probybly these notes should also
be included in the mails.
> And sparc failures are a longstanding issue as they are apparently
> built in a broken environment by Geert:
> Two more weeks and no answer from either Geert or the SPARC buildd
> maintainers. I'm CCing this to debian-sparc in the hope to at least
> get some status update.
> IMHO the best solution would be to adopt the same setup as on most
> other architectures: To build the d-i daily images on a buildd. See
> below for more information on the setup.
> If I don't get an answer by the end of the year I'll add a note to the
> daily images overview and possibly similar pages that currently no
> sparc images can be provided until some steps in to do the necessary
I got one reply that the first mails had been overlooked and the
person said to be on semi-VAC currently. After that the conversation
died off. I don't think Geert is interested anymore and this build
should be moved to a sparc buildd. As there is apparently also not
enough interest by sparc buildd maintainers I'm inclined to just turn
off these builds until there is more interest.
I would be willing to setup a build on a buildd myself, but earlier
conversation about giving the d-i team more access to these buildds
gave me the impression that this is not possible (or at least very hard).
> Goal: stop having a daily mail about failed builds as....this just
> makes everybody ignore them after a few days.
Full ACK. Although I was still paying attention, just not acting on
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