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Re: s390 not currently projected releasable

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 06:27:34PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> How can something really be "blocked by the w-b admins"? The buildds
> build .debs from publicly available source packages, don't they?  They
> upload to the upload queues that are avaiable to every DD, don't they?

They often build packages out of incoming and need access to the hidden
Packages files. Also all buildds needs to use one w-b, or you will get
crazy, and they simply wait for this access.

> If a DD has a machine with cpu cycles to spend on an architecture
> that's lagging behind, what's to stop them from just beginning to
> build packages and upload them? The worst that could happen is a bit
> of duplicated work, but that's hardly worse than having the box
> sitting around idle until the big evil w-b admin takes pity on it.
> If the architecture is _really_ lagging behind, the probability of
> duplication work will not be large anyway.

It is possible, either you setup you own w-b or do it by hand, the later
is a time consuming process. And you will generate a lot of noise with
rejected packages.


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