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Re: How to get buildd logs automatically?

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:21:23AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Iustin Pop <iusty@k1024.org> wrote:
> > So I stumbled upon a maybe-failed buildd log after a new upload, and I was
> > wondering if I could get automatically the logs by email.
> The best you can do is run getbuildlog from devscripts or visit here:
> https://buildd.debian.org/~luk/status/package.php?p=<package>

True. But getbuildlog will get all buildlogs (for a version), and not
“new” buildlogs, so a notification would be hard(er) to setup. But,
still, it should be better than nothing.

And incidentally “getbuildlog $pkg last” seems broken (I did file a
bug), so probably not many people use it regularly (in this mode).

> > However, I didn't manage to find out if this is possible or how; a debian-devel
> > post back in 2003 said such emails are sent out automatically to maintainers,
> > but I never received any.
> Good buildd maintainers will file RC bugs on your packages if they fail.
> Also, lucas' (currently disabled) DDPO-by-mail thing would notify you
> when packages where out of sync in testing.
> http://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/DdpoByMail

Ah, interesting, thanks.

> Do you have a reference for that post? I imagine things have changed
> since 2003 though.

The post is http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/08/msg01286.html,
but re-reading it now it might be that the “maintainers” it talks about
are the buildd maintainers, and not the package maintainers.


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