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Non-free buildd's [Was: Re: Screw non-free.]

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 02:31:49PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 07:40:05AM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > [Russell Coker]
> > > As soon as we have a separate project for non-free, with separate
> > > web servers, separate BTS, and separate build daemons I think we
> > > should remove non-free from the main Debian project.
> > 
> > Are you aware that the current build daemons do not build non-free
> > packages automatically?  I'm not sure when they stopped doing that,
> > but it isn't done any more.  So non-free need separate build daemons
> > already. :)
> It's never _been_ done. What has been done is that some people built
> non-free packages manually. There is no wanna-build database for
> non-free, and there has never been one either; and it doesn't look as if
> there will ever be one.

I'm planning to set one up, though it ísn't exactly at the top of my
TODO list currently. Most tools are available, the current requirement
on ssh I plan to drop (can maybe be merged into the free buildd
infrastructure, especially since wanna-build isn't very
security-critical, it's merely advisory).

If someone else wants to help setting it up, or just doing it, please do
contact me.

Also people on non-i386 archs who are willing to run a non-free buildd,
please do mail. My personal guess is that on most architectures there
must be someone willing to offer a non-free buildd, if I notice there
is a need for buildd-infrastructure (i.e., people wanting to offer
buildtime for non-free, but don't because of lack of infrastructure), I
might shift it more to the top of my TODO list.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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