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Re: Debian and our frenemies of containers and userland repos

On 10/7/2019 1:17 PM, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 6:29 PM Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 07 Oct 2019 at 07:22:53 +0200, Johannes Schauer wrote:
>>> Specifically, currently autopkgtest is limited to providing a read-only layer
>>> for certain backends and its upstream has no intention of widening the scope of
>>> the software [1]. This means that to upgrade an autopkgtest backend, the user
>>> has to apply backend-specific actions
>> I think "re-bootstrap, don't upgrade" is an equally good principle
> Why not have a repository for it, like dockerhub. So this becomes
> "pull latest build env", which saves lots of time("re-bootstrap" is
> still slow nowadays).

In that case it'd probably be better to make bootstrapping faster rather
than trusting random binaries on the internet. (Unless we grow an
"assemble an image from debs" service on, say, ftp-master.)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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