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Re: Please do not idly mess with packages in state Building


On Wed Sep 02, 2009 at 09:15:40 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Hi,
> This morning, when I signed the mails from voltaire and malo, I received
> one response from voltaire that said that it didn't have OpenOffice.org
> taken for building, but that instead it was marked as Dep-Wait.
> Investigating turned up that this was manually modified by a person from
> the release team who really should've known better[1]. OpenOffice.org
> takes over a day to build[2], and the last thing I need is for it to be
> built twice because someone made a silly mistake.
> It's not the first time something like this happens; there have been
> several cases where I sign something like 20 mails in the morning, and
> say 5 of them come back with "this package is already installed" or
> "this package isn't taken for building by you, but by <other buildd>",
> or something similar. 


> Of course there are exceptions. If a package has been in Building for
> weeks or months, fixing that is called 'cleanup', and absolutely
> welcome. 

Even this cleanup should be done be the buildd admins itself IMHO. I
usually do that together with a chroot-cleanup on the buildd, and thus
do not like to have it done by others. I know that i sometimes lag
behind a bit (a day or two). Nag me over IRC in that case.


PS: Philip Kern has access to all my buildds as well, so if something
needs urgent response, feel free to nag him as well.
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