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Re: Using buildds only

Martin Pitt <mpitt@debian.org> writes:

> Hi Tomas!
> Tomas Fasth [2005-08-23  9:31 +0200]:
>> >>So you suggest throwing buildd out of the window and switching to
>> >>pbuilder, then?
>> >
>> >
>> > Something like this is in fact considered. Probably Ubuntu won't use
>> > pbuilder itself since it is not the most efficient implementation
>> > around, but rebuilding the buildd chroots from scratch would help to
>> > eliminate many FTBFS bugs due to polluted chroots.
>> I find your statement about pbuilder and efficiency interesting.
>> Would you care to explain what you mean?
>> As a side note, I have myself thought about extending pbuilder using
>> unionfs and overlays to avoid the tarball extraction for each build.
> Indeed I referred to the overhead of tarball extraction and the like.
> unionfs is a great idea, do you plan to integrate this into the
> main pbuilder package? This would really rock. :)
> Thanks,
> Martin

Lvm snapshots work very well for this.


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