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Re: Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!

Op za, 12-03-2005 te 16:24 -0800, schreef Thomas Bushnell BSG:
> Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> writes:
> > Practically, buildd admins can notice a longer-than-usual queue and throw
> > hardware at the problem, and that seems to work well enough, and we could
> > reduce the rate of package inflow through various means, but the problem
> > still remains -- the queue prioritisation *can* lead to starvation.  I'm not
> > advocating that it be on the top of anyone's todo list to fix it, because we
> > have relatively effective workarounds, but it's not healthy to say the
> > problem does not exist, either.
> What are these "relatively effective workarounds"?

Ask people on port-specific mailinglists to manually build a package for
you (not every Debian Developer on those are buildd admins). Build the
package on the port machine available to all Debian Developers (no, that
indeed doesn't work for all packages). Find someone with a machine of
the target architecture and build it on there yourself. Etcetera.

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