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Re: Using buildds only (was: Results of the meeting...)

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 09:14:28AM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Wouter Verhelst (wouter@debian.org) wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 09:32:33AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > > It doesn't really hurt us right now, so we didn't start to force
> > > building packages in pbuilder. buildd time is cheap compared to
> > > developer time, so introducing mandatory pbuilding would slow down
> > > development quite drastically. 
> > 
> > I guess this is where Debian and Ubuntu differ. Granted, buildd time is
> > cheaper than developer time, but then we don't have the hardware to
> > rebuild all of our archive in a few days, like you guys do :-)
> Sure we do, for certain ports (ie: amd64).  Really, this just means it'd
> be better to implement a system along the lines of:
> source upload
> fastest/preferred buildd type (i386, amd64, whatever) attempts build
>  --> Success
>     Other buildds attempt to build

That would introduce some delay which, though generally probably not
even noticeable, would become a problem if there's an issue with the
"preferred" buildd (such as things being broken and the maintainer on a
day trip, which isn't all that uncommon)

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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