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Re: live.debian.netcdimage, Builds - Frequency

On 21 March 2010 07:49, Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> wrote:
> On 03/20/2010 11:55 PM, Brendan Sleight wrote:
>>   2010-03-17: Debian Live Squeeze alpha1
>>   The first alpha images for the upcoming Debian Squeeze 6.0 release
>> have been uploaded.
>> Which sounds very exciting.
> i'm not finished writing the announcement yet, that's why you've not read
> anything about it yet on the ml.
>> Any idea how often the squeeze-build are made ?
>> Also how often are the other builds - built ?
> we still don't have autobuilds enabled, so they are still manual releases
> triggered; daily/weekly builds are becoming more and more a burden as they
> are quite big (each set is nearly 50gb). i'm not sure yet how and where to
> build them in a sustainable way (problem here not being amd64 and i386, but
> powerpc and sparc).

Could they possibly build on amd64 in qemu?

Or rather why is there problem building 50G of images on ppc or sparc?
Surely the machines are harder to get by and so are often disks that
fit in but 50G is not that much. It's also possible to make the build
scripts upload the finished images elsewhere requiring only e few
gigabytes of space on the build machine.



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