Re: Source only uploads?
On Oct 21, Andrew Pollock (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 06:08:27PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Sure, sure.
> > Just give me one real world reason why it is not good to build in an
> > artificial environment like you call it (either pbuilder or an
> > autobuilder) and i will go away, as you say.
> Yes, please do. I've been following this thread with interest, because I
> have always found it inconsistent that usually $(DEBIAN_ARCHITECTURES) - 1
> were built by the buildds, but the binary package the maintainer uploads
> was built in a completely heterogenous environment to the rest.
> I would have thought for the sake of consistency, it would be best if
> binary packages for all $(DEBIAN_ARCHITECTURES) were built the same way.
> For the same reason, I would have thought an unstable pbuilder chroot
> would provide a higher degree of consistency for the one binary package
> the maintainer uploads now, than to build the package in the significantly
> more random environment of the developer's development machine? (Unless
> he/she dedicates a machine to tracking unstable for no other purpose than
> to build packages).
Building in a pbuilder chroot is what I do, for exactly the reason you stated.
I do all my work on the package in my regular environment, then create the
package for upload with pbuilder, then test the resulting package before