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Re: Source only uploads?

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 07:42:46PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
>> Joachim Breitner <debian@joachim-breitner.de> 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

I'm sick of being the guy who eats insects and gets the funny syphilis.

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