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Re: Moving alpha and hppa architectures to debian-ports.org

On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 04:24:28PM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 11:12 AM, dann frazier <dannf@dannf.org> wrote:
> > Right - we have machines we should be able to use (peri/penalosa) -
> > they currently only build lenny updates today. And yeah, not having a
> > stable release will make managing these systems a bigger timesink, and
> > I won't be able to volunteer for that.
> >
> > DSA manages these machines for us, and it probably isn't feasible to
> > give non-DDs access to boxes building security updates. So, we'll
> > likely need to repurpose one of these machines and manage it under
> > debian-ports. That leaves us w/o a backup for lenny updates, but I can
> > setup a system here at home in a pinch. Once lenny support ends, both
> > machines could be allocated for debian-ports.
> [trimming CC list]
> Dan,
> So it looks like we have one machine that we could setup as a
> unstable/experimental buildd?
> How do we get started on that and how can I help?

DSA seems ok with us repurposing penalosa for this. I suspect we'll
want to reinstall it, which I can help with (I have remote
console/power access). Once installed, I can setup accounts for the
admin(s) to complete the configuration. If we want to move to the
debian-ports domain, I can work with HP to update DNS. I'm not sure
what the d-p buildd configuration entails - you should probably work
with the debian-ports folks to identify recommended versions of
sbuild, if there's any central LDAP service for managing users,
autosigning options, etc.

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