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Re: Source only uploads?

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 08:08:11PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > And you also volunteer to replace the autobuilders and build _every_
> > package out there by hand on _every_ architecture ?
> > 
> > Have you seriously thought about what you are proposing here ?
> What are you talking about? I'm not the one proposing anything.
> The proposal was "All packages should be built in an artificial
> environment of this form". I have pointed out that this is a
> braindamaged idea.

Autobuilders already build packages "in an artificial"
environment" for every architecture except the one the
maintainer used for uploading.

Surely making every package consistant on every architecture
should be a goal for Debian?

Sure, ideally the package should build exactly the same way where
ever it is built, but differences can emerge with out being obvious,
for instance if a package detects an extra library
is installed on the maintainers machine and automatically uses it
without the maintainer being aware of what is happening
(this happened with early versions of Heimdal and libhesiod0 in fact).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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