Re: restricted sourceless ARM uploads
A very basic reason is that some packages require 1GB of RAM to build
in finite time and there are no arm and m68k buildd with that amount of
Could you try those packages on hedges? (You can get developer access
from Wookey if you need it). Hedges has 512MB real and 1.5GB swap. And
unlike leisner, the netwinders, or nslu2s, it's expandable if needed.
An alternative is to use distcc+crosscc to a distccd server with 1GB of RAM.
I've done this before (rebuilt X that way, just as a test!), but it has
similar concerns to the QEMU approach.
But on that point, I've never had any issues with either
distcc+crossgcc--- which I've tested extensively--- or QEMU. But
forcing the use of real hardware wherever possible means (a) you know
for sure, and (b) you have to keep your real hardware maintained. Those
seem like good things.