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Re: RFC: Packaging buildd

Simon Richter <sjr@debian.org> cum veritate scripsit:

> On 17 Apr 2002, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > In addition to this, have you considered adding support for periodic
> > rebuilding of existing packages e.g. when buildd is idle?
> Sort of. One could request it through the admin interface. The autobuilder
> will only recompile something if it sees a need for it (for example, if I
> upload a new version of a library that drops an old binary package and
> adds a new one, then the autobuilder should rebuild all packages still
> depending on the old package).

Did you know that pbuilder is currently doing rebuilds ?

Did you know that there is a current list of problems page in
qa.debian.org ?

However, it seems like an interesting project if it ever gets finished.

> > This might be useful is a build fails due to a Build-Dependent package
> > not working, producing a broken deb.  Thus you can just reschedule it
> > once the dependency is fixed.
> That's the plan, yes.

That's generally a bad idea.
Build-Depends needs to be updated.


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