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Re: RFC: Packaging buildd

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Junichi Uekawa wrote:

> > 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 ?

Yes, I have a FTBFS bug against one of my packages. :-)

> 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.

Of course. He was referring to broken packages that were installed as
build dependencies.


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