Re: Release update: base and standard frozen
On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 06:55:01PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Petter Reinholdtsen]
> > Well, one can do something about the build ordering. Packages which
> > many packages build-depending on them should be given priority. And
> > packages could be sorted in build-depend order, to avoid trying to
> > build package foo before it's build-dependency libbar only to see it
> > fail.
> [Wouter Verhelst]
> > That is already done, for as much as is possible with the current state
> > of things. Don't expect stuff to magically be fixed when there's little
> > time...
> Ah, very good. It must be a new feature since the last time I knew
> how this worked. :)
Well, not really. With the current state of things, not much is
possible; but the packages /are/ sorted more-or-less in build-depend
order -- libraries are built first, standard and base are, too.
> Is it also looking at the time since the upload,
> or can low-priority packages "starve"?
> Looking at
> <URL:http://developer.skolelinux.no/info/cdbygging/distdiff.html.gz> I
> suspect so, as www-sql was uploaded 40 days ago and are still not
> built on alpha.
> Is the buildd ordering algorithm documented anywhere? It would be
> interesting to read how the packages are sorted for building.
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