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Re: Contacting the buildd admin of the current build chroot

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 04:16:47PM +0200, Thomas Weber wrote:

> is it possible for a 'building' package to send a mail to the buildd
> admin of the current buildd machine (i.e. something like
> buildd-admin@localhost)?

Usually (at least for most m68k buildds) the buildd runs under *surprise*
the use "buildd". Mail to that user is forwarded by buildd-mail to the
buildd admin. 

> Sending this problem to the buildd-maintainers@buildd.debian.org list
> didn't fix it for all machines, as can be seen at
> http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.php?pkg=octaviz%26ver=0.4.0-26%
> 26arch=ia64%26stamp=1149076049%26file=log
> (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.
> Suggestions?

Hmmm, on http://www.buildd.net/ there are contact addresses listed beside
almost every buildd, if you want to contact certain buildd admins directly.

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