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Re: Source only uploads?

Hi, Herbert Xu wrote:

> No he is right.  There is benefit in testing whether a package
> builds in an environment that is not minimal.

We already get that by virtue of the maintainer, who (presumably...)
builds and tests the package before uploading it.

>  And if we can get
> that with no effort at all, then why not.

... but can we? I value consistency. I especially would value the fact
that, barring architectural differences, an i386 package is built by
exactly the same process that's used for an ia64 and s390 and m68k
package. Thus, when somebody reports a bug on those architectures, there
is significantly less work involved when I check whether that bug is
reproducible, arch-specific, or whatever.

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