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Re: First steps towards source-only uploads

On Fri, 15 Aug 2014, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Aug 2014, Hector Oron wrote:
> > Even building arch:all packages in one architecture might solve the
> > issue, I do not like that approach, as it holds other arches from
> > building until that "primary" arch has built arch:all packages.
> I understand the concern at the philosophical level but on a practical
> level, using the fastest architecture we have is actually the way to
> ensure that all arches get their arch all packages in the fastest possible
> way.

And any package that cannot build arch:all on a released arch for which it
produces binary packages potentially has a FTBFS bug, anyway, which can be
reported by any interested parties.  Exceptions would be arches that are too
resource-constrained to build it in the first place.

IMHO, it is NOT the job of the autobuilders to track down and find every
FTBFS bug in Debian.  They cannot be expected to waste resources tracking
down FTBFS bugs that have no effect on the current operations of the
autobuilder network.

> > It also leads to not fully buildable packages for the rest of
> > architectures, i.e. #690260 (openjdk-7: build empty doc packages on
> > arm).
> Those are bugs that can be found as part of QA activities, we don't have
> to complicate our build infrastructure just to ensure that this specific
> class of bugs gets found during build.


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