Re: pbuilder, and why not...
> > d) Need lots of disk space
> Yeah, but disk space is cheap.
> > e) Take ages to unpack
> Take a look at sbuild, which can work with lvm snapshots.
Theoretically pbuilder can work with lvm snapshots, if you use
pbuilder with --no-targz option. That's how pbuilder-uml works (or
used to work, if there's a working uml).
Scripting it up is up to somebody who gets around to it.
OTOH, I was planning on getting cowdancer to the mainline to make a
"cowbuilder" while at Debconf. LVM snapshots is good but it's a bit
dramatic and requires a bit of free LEs on your LVM, which isn't