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Re: Source only uploads?

On Oct 21, Andrew Pollock (debian-lists@andrew.net.au) 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
uploading it.

Neil Roeth

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