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Re: Build logs from local builds

Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 09:39:38AM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 08:30, Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 02:58:19PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Oct 26 2009, Adam Majer wrote:
>>>>> Or here's a radical idea - allow source only uploads of packages.
>>>>         And thus allow people to upload without ever building locally.
>>> I would expect people to build packages locally. How else can they
>>> install then? How can they test them otherwise?
>>> What about ditching *.deb before the upload? dput and related upload
>>> as they do now but ignore *.deb. Archive requires that .debs are in
>>> .changes but does not check for their actual presence. Would that work?
>> As a personal note, as one of those unlucky people with a very slow
>> network connection: if binary packages built by maintainer have to be
>> discarded, than *please* allow a way to actually not upload them.
>> I'm in favor of let the buildds generate binaries for all the arch
>> (even the one the maintainer used to build the package locally), but
>> having to wait a long time to upload a set of .debs and then see them
>> discarded it quite uncomfortable, and a waste of time, disk space and
>> bandwidth.
> Even worse, when for some reason the upload fails, you have to start it
> over, and that's even more painful.

You don't have to start over if the upload did not fail in the middle of
a file, but failed right after a file. It may seem unlikely, but I've
had these failures way more often than failures in the middle of a file.

So if it did not fail in the middle of a file, you can manually upload
the rest of the files with whatever ftp client you like (when you use
the ftp upload queue), you just have to make sure to only upload the
changes file at the end.

I've also experienced that the ssh upload queue does not fail that often
at all as the ftp upload queue does for big packages...



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