Re: Using buildds only (was: Results of the meeting...)
Quoting Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com>:
> According to stories I've heard from people from Ubuntu (that does it
> this way), it quite clearly isn't, because of the pretty high number of
> people who upload packages without even testing the build themselves.
Of course, DDs will do better :-)
> That doesn't test buildability.
But it tests binary packages, so somehow those are built. One could
also add the requirement of adding a build log to the test protocol.
> Additionally, it's very easy to fake, because lintian and linda produce
> _no_ output if you don't have warnings or errors...
'-v'/'--verbose' could be hard-coded in the test script. People
could always fake, forge, and fraud, but that's just an FTBFS.