Re: Debian development using the master account?
>>>>> "Guy" == Guy Maor <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Guy> Philippe Troin <email@example.com> writes:
>> Couldn't we just do this in the tarfile, just before compression ?
Guy> It's certainly feasible to write a program which could change the
Guy> owners and groups of files in the dpkg. But why? Hopefully you
Guy> testing your packages by at least installing them, which requires
Guy> you to be root anyway. If you can install them, you can just
Guy> build them.
Because my debian machine is connected to the net via a slow modem, I
welcome the ability to build a proper file set (.dsc, .changes, .deb,
.orig.tar.gz, .diff.gz) for a package on master. I am thinking of
building and testing a package off-line at home. when I am happy with
the package I transfer the .diff.gz file to master and build a file
set there. The file set can then be copied to the Incoming directory.
That would save a lot of bandwidth for not only myself, but also for
uploads to master (diffs instead of the full file set). This consumes
a lot of CPU time and disk space on master!
Em, I have another idea... Wouldn't it be nice if developers only
need to upload diffs (the orig.tar.gz as well for a new upstream
version)? The generation and propagation of file sets are performed
centrally. Again requires a lot of CPU time and disk space.
Am I making any sense here?
Billy C.-M. Chow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Department of Systems Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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