Re: 2013 sometimes still feels like 2003 or 1993 (Re: NEW processing during freezes
On Sat, May 04, 2013 at 09:33:14PM +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 04:53:59PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > I think there's a consensus, the problem is who's going
> > to do the work for automating dropping of binaries and
> > rebuild.
> Not implying that I am the one doing this work, I would like to learn
> more about what needs to be touched to achieve aspects of the following
> features: (Again not implying that they are all desired.)
> * Throwing away binaries and rebuilding everything.
> * Permitting source-only uploads.
> * arch:all binNMUs.
> Pointers to relevant documentation appreciated. Specific questions:
> * Which tools/infrastructure needs changes?
> * What are the general changes needed?
> * How can those changes be split in independent pieces and applied
> without interfering badly?
Maybe as an intermediate and imediate step we could switch to
uploading only arch:all debs for mixed packages. That is already
supported by DAK and the buildds and would drop a lot of locally build