Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes: > On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 07:42:46PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote: >> Joachim Breitner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> > >> > what if we stick to our principle "the maintainer knows best" and >> > provide the infrastructure for source only uploads, but leave it to the >> > maintainer whether he wants to do so. Some here think buildd'ed packages >> >> I agree with the part about "the maintainer knowing best". >> >> But why waste time creating that infrastructure when those >> maintainers who need a clean build environment can already >> create their own chroots with minimal effort. > > Because : > > 1) sometimes pbuilder is broken, and thus not working. > 2) because pbuilder uses time and bandwith over a normal upload. > 3) because it saves time for maintainers. Most active maintainers are > already rather overworked, so time saved for them will enable them to > do more usefull stuff than something that could easily be spared them > with minimal effort, like fixing RC bugs or working on debian-installer > for example. So are you saying that such an infrastructure was in place, that you wouldn't build your own packages to test them before uploading? If that's too time-consuming for you, you shouldn't be a package maintainer. -- I'm sick of being the guy who eats insects and gets the funny syphilis.
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