Re: Source only uploads?
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:40:02AM -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:
> Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 07:42:46PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> >> Joachim Breitner <email@example.com> 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
Yep, naturally i test them before uploading, i build them in my own
environment, build them in pbuilder if necessary (mostly when they are
dependent on packages out of experimental and to check
build-dependencies), but i still find it usefull to do source only
uploads. It saves bandwith (not so important now that i have ADSL, but
it made the hell of a difference when i was paying my analog link by the
minute and uploading multi-megabyte packages).