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Re: Buildd Failures Update

On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 08:28:55PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk> writes:

> > When I asked about working on stuff I was told to just upload stuff if
> > it built.  What's the party line?

> I can't/don't/won't speak for Dan, but in general, uploading stuff
> because it `works for you' (aka 'human auto-building') is, IMNSHO, bad
> practice.  If something doesn't auto-build cleanly, it should be

That had been my original thought.

> fixed.  If it was cosmic rays, it should be retried (or whatever).  If
> you fix it by building it by hand, that's okay now, but when the next
> upload comes along (and assuming it wasn't cosmic rays (which it rarely
> is)), it's simply going to fail again and you may not be around to
> play human auto-builder that time round.

It would also be useful to have a more general way of attaching notes to
the buildd logs.  Something like what QA has at standard.debian.net
might not go amiss.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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