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Re: Successful and unsuccessful Debian development tools

Reinhard Tartler <siretart@tauware.de> wrote:

> Frank Küster wrote:
>>> 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.
> This applies to the DSA version, which is used on the buildds. The
> sbuild package in debian however adds more features, like schroot
> support. With this, it can use schroot to create temporary, clean
> chroots from tarballs, block devices, create lvm snapshots on the fly
> and so on. I read Roger, that even xen support is planned.

Ah, great.  Good to know - this will probably require some reading and
configuring, but it sounds it's worth it.

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

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