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Re: pbuilder, and why not...



"Bernhard R. Link" <brlink@debian.org> writes:

> * Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> [060514 18:54]:
>> e) yes, it may add a minute here or there, but pbuilder _dramatically_ 
>> increases your build reliability and saves you and the admins time as it 
>> prevents (build) bugs from propagating.  Also, with proper uses of LVM and 
>> snapshotting, you could reduce that time to very little or none.
>
> While chrooted buildds make the generated binaries much more reliable,
> it removes an important test case for the source packages. Debian source
> packages are supposed to also work correctly when run in an unclean
> build environment.

Because tools like sbuild need a dsc, I always build the package on
the host and then rebuild the new .dsc/.diff.gz in the sbuild chroot.
This ensures it will build in both environments, and also ensures the
source will unpack and autobuild properly.


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