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Re: buildd machines (was Re: Canonical and Debian)

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 06:13:10AM -0700, Blars Blarson wrote:
> In article <[🔎] 20050607091204.GA7046@mauritius.dodds.net> vorlon@debian.org writes:
> >- sparc: one buildd which is not consistently able to keep up with the
> >  volume of incoming packages; no backup buildd, no additional porter
> >  machine.

> Second faster machine has been down, reportedly with disk problems.

Hardware flaw.  (RAID array can only be reinitialized from Solaris.)

> Even faster replacement machine (with more redunancy) has been
> offered.  Apparently waiting coordination between doner (who is a DD)
> and Debian System Admin team.

The offer in question is to take us down to *zero* build machines, and then,
if everything goes right, replace it with an SMP system that would pass for

> Offers of an addional buildd have been refused.  Offers of addional
> hardware have been ignored or refused.

Refused, or not acknowledged?  If they were refused, what reason was given?

If they weren't acknowledged, that's inconclusive; these guys get a lot of
mail that has to be sorted through, and there also seems to be some mail
that never gets sent to the right place.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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