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Re: Using buildds only

Peter 'p2' De Schrijver <p2@mind.be> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 11:25:41AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
>> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 01:42:18 +0200, Martin Pitt <mpitt@debian.org>
>> wrote:
>> >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.
>> Surely you are aware how much time it takes to rebuild a chroot on
>> slower architectures. Some technology able to restore a large
>> directory tree to a static default in short time should be used here.
>> I am not sure whether LVM (have a LV with the master chroot image,
>> make a snapshot, build inside the snapshot, remove the snapshot) could
>> help here.
> Or only rebuild the chroot when a build failure is detected (or better
> when a build failure is detected which could be caused by a broken
> chroot).
> Cheers,
> Peter (p2).

You probably mean when removing build-depends stops with a failure.
At that point the chroot won't be clean anymore and often is very
broken on subsequent builds.


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