Re: Bits from the FTPMaster meeting
On 2009-11-18, Gerfried Fuchs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am a bit confused with respect to how buildd autosigning is required
> for this. It makes it sound somehow like it would affect porter binary
Basicalyl, the turnaround time is too long if we have to wait for manual
For example, when we upload a new KDE, we usually upload a big chunk of
source packages (3-5) where package 1 breaks last package.
Currently, we can upload all source packages built for amd64 and i386
and that way keep kde installable in unstable for more than 95 % of the
With 1 package signing per day (which is quite normal), we have 5 days
where kde by itself is uninstallable on all archs, if the buildds have
to build all packages by current means.
With buildd autosigning, we probably only have a day or so on the fast
archs with kde being uninstallable.
and I have the impression that we will get quite many bug reports about
kde being uninstallable. We arleady do that when kde is a part of
another transition, and if kde is blocking itself on main archs, we will
only get more.
So yes, I really hope that 'source only' (or throw away binaries)
uploads only get implemented when buildd autosigning is in place.
(KDE doesn't have that many users on e.g. hppa, so the current
turnaround time isn't that much of a problem outside the main archs)