Re: Discarding uploaded binary packages
On 10/17/2012 09:56 AM, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
On 17/10/2012 08:36, Russell Coker wrote:
On Wed, 17 Oct 2012, Barry Warsaw<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I also think allowing source-only uploads makes for easier contributions,
and thus hopefully more contributions.
Why would it be easier? Surely we still want people to build packages first to
ensure that we don't needlessly get FTBFS bugs.
Because binary packages are big, and uploading them reliably from a region with
crappy internet access sucks, especially when trying to upload them over SFTP.
Honestly, if we're not going to be using these, why upload them? It's a
pointless waste of bandwidth.
Dropping the uploaded binary and rebuilding it after upload doesn't
necessarily mean that we allow uploading a source-only upload. I think
it would be a good thing to continue to require source + binary. What
would be even better, would be to rebuild, and if there's a difference
with what was uploaded (for example, calculated library dependencies),
then reject the upload.
The main point of dropping uploaded binary, IMO, is to make sure that
the binary is built with the correct library currently in SID (not
everyone uses pbuilder / cowbuilder, and mistakes can happen).