Re: First steps towards source-only uploads
On Tue, 12 Aug 2014, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> First, w-b has to recognize that arch:all packages need to be built.
> And they need to be scheduled on a buildd which builds the arch:all
> packages (and only the arch:all packages?).
> For the latter I assume sbuild would need an option to build only the
> arch:all packages using dpkg-buildpackage -A. It would also be
> interesting to test which packages FTBFS in this case.
FWIW, sbuild supports "-A" (--arch-all) and this will result in calling
dpkg-buildpackage -b (instead of -B).
On Wed, 13 Aug 2014, Colin Watson wrote:
> I don't think there's a good reason to build them separately, and some
> good reasons not to (for example, it would waste a good deal of buildd
> time for a number of packages without very hygienic separation of their
> build rules). My suggestion would be to just build them along with the
> architecture-dependent binaries for some nominated architecture, which
> could be package-specific or not depending on what you all have time
> for, and be done with it.
In kali, that's exactly what I have been doing. Any package that builds
an arch: all is sent to an amd64 buildd and sbuild on the amd64 buildd gets
called with -A.
It doesn't matter whether it builds only the arch: all or another package
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