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Re: Source only uploads?

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:40:02AM -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:
> 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
> maintainer.

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). 


Sven Luther

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