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Old 02-14-2008, 02:24 AM
Kapil Hari Paranjape
 
Default Adding build logs to uploads

Hello,

This idea might have been raised earlier but here goes anyway...

How about allowing the addition of build logs to the upload? Something
like <pkg-ver>_<arch>.log.gz to accompany <pkg-ver>_<arch>.deb when
the latter is uploaded.

This log would be merely put (by the incoming system) into
buildd.debian.org along with the logs generated by the various arch
specific buildds as a text file to be viewed. In particular, it will
not be on the ftp archive.

The technical aspect of this is probably easy. The social aspect is
probably more difficult ;-)

Reasons:
1. Since packaging is key to what we do, making the entire
process transparent seems like a good idea.
2. For binary packages that are uploaded (as opposed to
buildd built packages) this is currently a discrepancy.

Cons:
1. It may expose some private information about the
developer's machine if the developer is not careful.
2. It *will* mean a change to core upload policy and
core Debian programs.
3. For some packages it will add quite a bit to the size
of the upload.

The technical aspect could perhaps be implemented without a policy
change by pushing the log to the relevant place if it is part of the
changes file.

Regards,

Kapil.
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