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Re: buildd administration

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> Le vendredi 09 décembre 2005 à 12:07 +1000, Anthony Towns a écrit :
>> That's non-sensical. Everything the buildds do is logged pretty much
>> immediately onto http://buildd.debian.org/, which also provides long
>> running statistics on how effective the buildds are, and even a schedule
>> of what the buildds will be working on next.
> There is absolutely zero documentation on how the buildd network works.
> You know, the things you have to be aware of if you want to give a hand.

There is documentation. Just not where you would normaly look. Try


>> That's not a productive attitude. If they don't have time to answer
>> questions, they almost certainly don't have time to ask for help,
>> either. When that cirucmstance has arisen, the only way out is for others
>> to work out what help's actually needed and wanted and to provide it.
>> That's kinda hard, but no one promised taking over the world would
>> be easy.
> Sorry, but it's simply not possible. When you don't have the required
> credentials, you can't do anything with the buildd network. When you
> don't know personally its internals, which are not documented, you don't
> even know where to start. I don't believe it's that easy to dig into
> them.

And when you try you get screamed at and flamed as witnessed in the
huge buildd flame fest the last time. Iirc some 3000 packages were
build outside the official buildd network across the involved archs at
that time.


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