Contacting the buildd admin of the current build chroot
is it possible for a 'building' package to send a mail to the buildd
admin of the current buildd machine (i.e. something like
Reason: somewhere around Sep-Nov 2005, an alternative symlink was left
by the octave2.1 package in state 'manual'. This means that packages
build-depending on octave2.1 fail to build (if they are built on a
buildd which built octave2.1 in this period). A more explicit
explanation can be found at
Sending this problem to the firstname.lastname@example.org list
didn't fix it for all machines, as can be seen at
(search for '2005').
Now, I would like to add something to debian/rules that checks for the
state (auto/manual) of this symlink and sends a mail to the buildd admin
if the state is 'manual'. Thus, only involved admins would be bothered.
Alternatively, I could add
update-alternatives --auto octave-config
to debian/rules; but I don't know if this is acceptable.