idea for project machines
Suppose you're a debian developer with limited time each week for
Debian. You get a bug report because your package fails to build on
architecture X. When you have your 2 hour window to sit down and fix
things, you log in to one of the project machines of the appropriate
architecture, apt-get your sources, chroot into sid, and discover that
one of the build-dependencies is missing. There's no way to debug the
build problem: by the time you find the right address to email about
adding the build-dependency, your time window is up and the issue is
forgotten for another week or month.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply "sudo apt-get install ...."
yourself? Is it feasible to have at least some of the sid chroots
allow this? Alternatively, how about "sudo pbuilder login ..."?