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Re: Automated package build-and-test tools for Debian package maintainers (was: pbuilder: The following packages have unmet dependencies)

On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 09:57:49AM -0500, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> There's really only two that I know of.  pbuilder (and variants: 
> qemubuilder, cowbuilder, etc.) and sbuild.  ISTR, sbuild is used on the 
> buildds, but all my experience is with pbuilder.  I find it incredibly 
> flexible when needed but also very easy to get started with a minimum of 
> documentation reading.

Yes, AIUI sbuild is used on the builders. I build everything in
cowbuilder though, it saves cluttering the machine with dependency
satisfiers. cowbuilder uses copy-on-write and an uncompressed chroot,
which saves waiting ten minutes for the pbuilder tar.gz to decompress.

Jonathan Wiltshire

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