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Re: Setting up pbuilder or sbuild like experimental buildds

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 07:07:14PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> You also need to downgrade packages back to unstable when the build
> needed some package from experimental. So you should pin to >1000 and
> run apt-get dist-upgrade between builds as a minimum.
> Or just throw away the chroot, unpack a new one, upgrade to sid, add
> experimental to sources.list, run sbuild for every build. Much safer
> and simpler.

except that you also would need to patch sbuild to build from
experimental. I've been giving that patch to everyone who's asked me for
it, but it's not in the official sbuild (the one used by machines
building for unstable) because Ryan didn't like some of the things it
did (for very good reasons, BTW -- it slows down building on all
distributions for things that only benefit experimental)

<Lo-lan-do> Home is where you have to wash the dishes.
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