mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 25 13:22:47 GMT 2009
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 01:51:25PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman [2009-11-25 11:08 +0000]:
> > If I understand correctly, you're suggesting:
> > * Test rebuild the archive
> > * Save the packages
> > * Build a CD from those packages
> > * Test the CD
> > Instead, I'm proposing:
> > * Rebuild the packages in the archive
> > Isn't that much simpler and more effective?
> It doesn't seem to be simpler to me. We already have working
> infrastructure to test-rebuild the archive, and building a CD from
> this archive shouldn't be rocket science. Testing the CD needs to
> happen in either case.
We are already building CDs every day from the main archive, and they will
already be tested. Building and testing separate CDs is double work, and I
don't see the benefit.
> OTOH, rebuilding the packages in the actual archive will take lots of
> sourceful manual uploads, and also blocks production buildds for quite
> a while. (Of course both points could be addressed with Soyuz/buildd
> management improvements, but we don't have those yet.)
Re-scoring builds is already possible today, and by spacing out the uploads,
the impact should be minimal.
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