On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 08:28:55PM +0000, James Troup wrote: > Mark Brown <email@example.com> 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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