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Re: sbuild package

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 07:21:15PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
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> Jesus Climent <jesus.climent@hispalinux.es> writes:
> > sbuild package is broken.
> >
> > There is an RC bug against it, 154 days old, because the script used to create
> > the chroot is broken.
> >
> > There is a serious problem with, at least, bash and zsh, that freezes the
> > build system.
> Isn't the solution just to remove it and use debootstrap?  That script
> was known broken for a long time.  I use sbuild itself, and don't have
> problems (though I use a hand-built chroot).

[ Sorry guys, I missed the whole thread today, I'm uploading a few
updates in this days, due to my next vacation period and 
freezing (oh shit, we waited more than 2 years and again we will release
while I'll be off, someone hates me...) ]

Well, basically it's what I did with that crap. Maintaining in two
different places (sbuild and debootstrap) the list of base and
build-essential packages is at least stupid.
Michael Banck proposed to startup an alioth project for sbuild
maintainership. I'd prefer to enlarge the maintainership
to the whole buildd chain (aka wanna-build) which should become
surely a standard package, not a woodoo macumba as it is currently.

> I'm happy to document how to create the chroot with debootstrap,
> though actually maintaining sbuild is not up my street (I find the
> 3500 lines of undocumented inpenetrable perl regexes rather
> unfriendly!).
> > (The latest sbuild upload was more than a year and a half ago: [2003-11-11])
> Just under nine months, surely?

Well, I missed to upload 0.29 in february which closed a bounce of pending
issues, my fault. BTW, I did prefer to improve decently the package instead
of patching around, but I missed times.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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