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Re: Best practices for development workstations

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:

> One other potential problem with having my build environment be the same
> as my workstation: I sometimes have non-Debian packages installed
> (MythTV, nvidia drivers, other stuff I'm working on, etc.) that I
> occasionally worry could cause dependency issues.  To date I have been
> careful with where I build things, and haven't yet had that problem.
> But there is something of a conflict between "work environment" and
> "clean development environment".  Of course, once I go to having
> development in its own environment, there is no longer much call for
> running sid directly on the thing -- and listing but deprioritizing sid
> could be useful for when I have to test things from sid.

I always do all package builds inside pbuilder unless for some reason I
have to look at the results of a partial build, which is how I get around
that problem.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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