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Re: the ongoing xfree86 buildd saga

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:44:04PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> > I don't think it would hurt if maintainers whose packages are in this state
> > would email the relevant <arch>@buildd.debian.org addresses and cc:
> > debian-release on the message -- now, rather than waiting for the buildds to
> > be fixed.  Hopefully, this would save the buildd maintainers the trouble of
> > having to look through all the build logs to find the ones related to this
> > breakage, and they can requeue them as a batch.

> So I've done this, but I am skeptical about how much it will help.

> For example, if even *one* buildd maintainer doesn't requeue with some
> kind of promptness, then the only way to deal with it will be to make
> a new upload, which will force a recompile everywhere.

If one of the buildd maintainers ignores all the packages affected by this
breakage, then we're in trouble.  (I currently have a list of some
half-dozen packages in need of requeuing once the chroots are fixed.)  This
doesn't seem like a very likely eventuality.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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