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RFA: sbuild -- Tool for building Debian binary packages from Debian sources

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From: Rick Younie <younie@debian.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 21:00:39 -0700
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFA: sbuild -- Tool for building Debian binary packages from Debian

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-04-28
Severity: normal

I request an adopter for the sbuild package.
The package description is:
 sbuild is part of a suite of programs -- consisting of
 wanna-build, buildd and sbuild -- written by Roman Hodek and
 used by most architectures to build binary packages from source
 packages.  buildd schedules work from information it gets from
 wanna-build; sbuild does the grunt-work.
 sbuild can do its work in chroots so both stable and unstable
 environments can be used on the same machine.  Useful for, say,
 building the latest unstable packages against stable library
 versions.  And by keeping only essential and build-essential
 in the chroots, you can find the correct build dependencies for
 a package.

I don't have time maintain sbuild properly; it deserves better.

The adopter should be a developer to check out the sbuilds on
the various buildd machines for improvements (they all vary a
bit) and should have decent bandwidth to fix the chroot building.
There are a debootstrap scripts for that at
  http://buildd.debian.org/buildd.chroot (for woody)
  http://buildd.debian.org/buildd.chroot.sarge (for sarge and sid)

It's probably time to make sbuild strictly a user tool and forget
about compatibility with buildd as it's too much of a headache.
Only a couple of us were using it with buildd anyhow.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux def 2.4.20 #1 SMP Tue Jan 28 22:05:38 PST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

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