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Re: Is there a public-facing page of the various autobuilders ? more specifically hardware specs.

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2012/2/21 Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>:
> Hi,
> I think -project@ might be a better list for this.
> On 02/21/2012 03:14 PM, shirish शिरीष wrote:
>> The info. I'm looking for  is the physical infrastructure as to the
>> kinda specs (hardware specs of the machines) on the network are and if
>> they are located at diverse locations (or not).
> [DB] has a list of machines in use by Debian, you want to look for hosts
> which have listed "buildd" purpose.  For bandwidth usage, you could try
> the munin instance maintained by DSA [MUNIN]; access details can be
> found on [DSA].
>  [DB] <http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi>
>  [MUNIN] <http://munin.debian.org/>
>  [DSA] <http://dsa.debian.org/>

Dear Angsar,
       First of all thanx for replying.  I feel I should have given a
bit more info about the day-long event . Its basically an event
targeted towards college-students and IT Professionals. The crowd
would probably be an eclectic crowd of the two.  (
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIndia/DebianUtsav2012 - please see the
third entry.) . The idea is to generate awareness about Debian as an
OS as well as hopefully get few people interested in packaging and
maintaining packages and all.

I had seen [DB] <http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi> and then promptly
forgot about it.

I am not looking for real-time stats, at the same time I do not want
to put a request as that would include having to be secure about a
pair of SSH keys and it would just be complicated for me (a bit of a
long story) . What would suffice is if its possible to get some sort
of random snapshot of bandwidth usage (say either during when Squeeze
was released) or any of the snapshots or during some transitions when
something interesting happened. If there are such graphs (preferably)
or pie-charts which are accessible to public (or either in public
domain) it would be nice. This of course depends on munin keeping and
having historical records of all the stats which in itself would be
quite an undertaking. Have no idea if munin does this.

>> I do know that there is a mailing list dedicated for DD,DM's
>> wanna-build [04] but am not sure if my query would be entertained
>> there (as I'm no DD,DM or even a package uploader, just an interested
>> user who uses stuff from Debian).
> Just try asking them, most people don't bite (or at least not too hard).
> You might also be interested in [ORG] and [TEAMS] which has a bit more
> information.
>  [ORG] <http://www.debian.org/intro/organization>
>  [TEAMS] <http://wiki.debian.org/Teams>

Looked at both of them, nice.

>> (Have no idea for instance if autobuilders have direct access to the
>> archive [05] and if they don't what kind of bandwidth is needed. I do
>> know that in the past vendors like HP and others have donated machines
>> for autobuilding and things.
> Hmm, I am not sure if there is much documentation about this, but as far
> as I know buildds usually have access to the archive (they can use
> mirrors as well), including packages not yet pushed to the mirror
> network (similar to [INCOMING] but with signed Packages indices for use
> with APT).
>  [INCOMING] <http://incoming.debian.org>

Actually what would be nice if there is some kind of (even if its a
bit incorrect/historical) block diagram which tells how the whole
thing flows.

> Regards,
> Ansgar

Interested to know more. Thanx again.
          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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