Re: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390, ...
Bernd Eckenfels <email@example.com> writes:
> In article <20050221103803.GD2811@grep.be> you wrote:
>> Hypothetical daily KDE builds would also insanely increase the amount of
>> network traffic being used by the mirror pulse and people upgrading
>> their home boxes, so it isn't just a buildd problem.
> Perhaps it helps, if the buildds for slow systems introduce some delay
> before startng the build, and not building if another architecture failed at
> all. That way if a package is often uploaded or hase obvious errors, the
> build for that is skipped.
What would help save many hours on slow systems is having a script
automatically set "Dep-Wait: libbfoo (>> 1.2-3)" for all new sources
according to Build-Depends to prevent useless buildd attempts and
failures and manual work to retry them.
An attempt to build something big can take 3-4 hours to install
Build-Depends, see they aren't sufficient and to purge them again.