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Re: Successful and unsuccessful Debian development tools

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:

> Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> wrote:
>> #include <hallo.h>
>> * Marco d'Itri [Tue, Aug 01 2006, 09:53:21AM]:
>>> On Aug 01, David Nusinow <david_nusinow@verizon.net> wrote:
>>> > Also, pbuilder and debootstrap are considered absolutely critical for
>>> > serious work.
>>> That's a bold statement.
>> Are you serious? (SCNR ;-)
>> No, debootstrap is an important toy but but pbuilder is hyped too much.
> I think maintainers should really build and test their packages in
> clean sid chroots.  It's not important Whether these are set up with
> debootstrap or any other method, and whether the handling is done
> with pbuilder, manually or with other tools.  But it should be done,
> and since these are the only tools for the purpose I know of, and
> people don't like to do all by hand, I think they are in fact very
> important.

There is also sbuild (which may be used with or without schroot to
manage the chroot).  I prefer it to pbuilder, but I may be a little
biased ;-)

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