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Re: alpine_1.0+dfsg-2_source.changes REJECTED

On 12/01/2008, Colin Tuckley wrote:
> It's a bit of a historical thing, left over from the days when
> everybody used i386 boxes. There is only one i386 buildd (which was
> down recently).
> The idea is that since you should be test building your package in a
> clean sid chroot anyway you might as well upload the results (after
> signing it of course) to save time on Debian resources.

But nothing ensures it is built in a chroot, which might occasion
disparities between uploaded binaries and built-on-the-buildd-network
binaries. And no log is available for that build. Not to mention the
disparities between (build-)dependencies' versions in case the package
stays in NEW for some time.

I find it a shame to rely on everyone to upload binaries to save time on
Debian resources, rather than having a comprehensive and reliable buildd
network. About the above: it's not like i386 is a rare architecture and
it isn't possible to find some machines that could act as build daemons.

Remember Vancouver?


Cyril Brulebois

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