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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.

-- 
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