Re: Source only uploads?
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 02:35:17PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:24:25AM -0400, christophe barbe wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 02:53:48PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> [somebody deleted some attributions here, so I no longer know who said
> > > > > - Architecture: all packages would not get built
> > > >
> > > > Well, we just need an arch: all autobuilder and that's it, or one of the
> > > > autobuilders building the arch: all stuff.
> > >
> > > Feel free to set up one.
> > I feel like I am missing something here. Could you explain
> > "Architecture: all packages would not get built"? Is the problem with
> > binary arch independent packages?
> Autobuilders use dpkg-buildpackage -B which does not build Architecture:
> > > I have less problems with the second part of your suggestion ("binary
> > > uploads where the binary part is ignored"), as long as it's not so
> > > time-consuming that becomes a problem (which I'm afraid is likely to be
> > > the case).
> > "binary uploads where the binary part is ignored" sounds very good. I
> > don't expect problems related to "time-consuming" since most binary
> > uploads are for x86 these days and x86 autobuilder cpu time should not
> > be very hard to find.
> Competent human operator time is more valuable and in shorter supply.
You drop the -B option of one of the autobuilders, and the problem is
solved, the operator will not have an added burden, since the
autobuilders log are available to the package maintainer, and he is
responsible for seing the package built anyway.