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Re: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390, ...



On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 03:53:44PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@lina.inka.de> 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.

s/something big/something with lots of build-dependencies/

There are small KDE applications that require most of the KDE dependency
chain to be installed, while on the other hand XFree86's build
dependency list is (relatively) small.

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