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Re: build cluster for all architectures.

On Tue, Jun 01, 1999 at 11:44:03AM +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> 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.

Uneeded. The sbuild software used by the autobuilders detects and
installs needed packages for compiles, then uninstalls eatra ones after
the compile is done.

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