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Re: update on binary upload restrictions

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 09:42:19PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Joey Hess 
> | >  (b) source only uploads are in my experience very often badly tested
> | >      if they're even tested at all.  For a long time after Ubuntu
> | >      switched to source only uploads, it was really obvious that a
> | >      large number of them hadn't even been test built, never mind
> | >      installed or used.[3][4]
> | 
> | Hmm, are you implying that it eventually got better?
> It seems to have gotten better now, yes.  However, people are often
> quite happy to just throw source at the buildds until it builds, at
> least unless they're told not to.  This is less of a problem for
> Ubuntu than Debian because Ubuntu's slowest arch is quite fast, while
> doing the same to the Debian ARM port would make the buildd (and the
> buildd operator) very unhappy.

Well, wouldn't the best way be to require binaries to be uploaded,
and then discard them and rebuild the package anyway?  This way the
maintainer has to build the package for his own machine at least,
and at the same time the package gets rebuild on a clean system.

Regards: David
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