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. > | > | 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. If we do go to source-only uploads, could this problem be avoided by having arm and other slow arches wait until at least one other arch successfully builds the package?
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