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Re: build cluster for all architectures.

Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> writes:

> Another problem that I see with a build cluster is that the machines
> will need to be running unstable in order to build and test various
> stuff for unstable.  Which means, of course, that they will have to be
> continually upgraded and stand a high risk of being brought down by a
> bad libc package or the like.
> Hmm, not sure where to go on this one, but the idea is very good.
>    Julian

You don`t want to install all the packages needed for building onto
the main system, because it would gather garbage over time.

What one should do is to setup a second system by extracting a
enhanced base.tar.bz2 system, chroot to it, install/update all needed
packages and build the package there. After the build of the package
throw the system away and start again.

Its space consuming and takes more time, especially for small
packages, but its worth the added security for the main
system. Overall you will save space, because you will only have those
packages installed that are needed and no extra garbage left from some 
older compiles.

May the Source be with you.

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