On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:47:46PM +0100, Arnaud Vandyck wrote: > Martin Michlmayr <email@example.com> writes: > > > See the thread starting at > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-qa/2004/debian-qa-200403/msg00101.html > > <snip/> > > > Is anyone interested in maintaining a mozilla-snapshot package in > > experimental? > > The problem is that there is no buildd for experimental packages. > > IT'd be good to have kaffe snapshots to experimental but it's useless > without the buildd's. > > Is it possible to setup buildd for experimental? This has been asked before. The answer is: not easily, if at all. There are a few issues with setting up a buildd for experimental. One problem is that experimental is for software that is _expected_ to break. As a result, a buildd chroot for experimental will break a lot more than an unstable one, and will therefore require a lot more work from the buildd maintainer. A second problem is the infrastructure problem: we're having problems keeping up with unstable as it is from time to time already, for some architectures; adding experimental to that will result in a situation where we cannot build everything on some architectures, until our capacity is increased. Finally there's the issue that experimental is incomplete, and I'm not entirely sure whether wanna-build can cope with having to get information from multiple quinn-diff runs. Not sure about that one, though; but if it's impossible, that's a showstopper, since that would make dep-waits on a build-dependency in unstable impossible, resulting in a lot of wasted effort. If the wanna-build problem turns out to be not an issue, I personally would not mind running an experimental buildd, but only on one condition: that it is clear to everyone that experimental will be autobuilt on a "best-effort" basis, and that packages in experimental might not get built, ever. Unstable will remain our primary focus. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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