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Re: Successful and unsuccessful Debian development tools

Roger Leigh <rleigh@whinlatter.ukfsn.org> wrote:

> Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:
>> 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 ;-)

Isn't sbuild usually using a permanently unpacked chroot which persists
between different invocations of the tool?  That's not what I'd call a
"clean chroot", although a skilled and concentrated person might do well
with it.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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