Re: auto-builders, how do they work?
On Wed, 2002-07-17 at 09:58, Rick Younie wrote:
> conserver is non-free so the autobuild system doesn't know
> about it. I'm not sure all autobuild admins bother with
> non-free, for philosophical reasons, so you should look into
> building it yourself on each arch yourself if you can.
> http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi for accessible machines.
>From what I understand, the autobuilder machines don't bother with
non-free for quite practical reasons; mostly the lack of autobuilder
maintainer manpower to check each license. It may be outright illegal
to recompile some of them at all. Or some of them might require that a
message be sent to the author whenever a binary is made. Or any of
millions of other possible onerous restrictions.
Basically, non-free software just sucks.
I'm sure one of the autobuilder maintainers could explain more.
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