Bug#365349: linux-image-*-dbg for squeeze?
On 26/04/10 at 21:01 +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> >> > I wonder what we (as Debian) could do about it. Would it make sense to
> >> > sponsor a very fast machine that the kernel team could use to build the
> >> > kernels and upload from, replacing kernel-archive.buildserver.net ?
> >> The easiest fix is the official blessing by the ftp team to upload only
> >> the architecture independant packages and build all architectures on the
> >> buildds.
> > Ftpmasters, would it be acceptable for the kernel team to upload only
> > the architecture independant packages ?
> > It would allow to provide debug packages on fast architectures without
> > forcing the developers to upload them using their slow internet
> > connections, solving #365349.
> There is a "hole" in dak that allows uploading a source that has
> arch:all and arch:any with only source+all. This is not intentional,
> but until now there hasn't been a real need to "fix" this.
> There are some developers already "using" this hole to upload in a
> source+all way, having the rest of the packages build on buildds.
> This is not entirely the most favored thing to do, for various reasons
> (including bypassing things like lintian checks and not actually showing
> the stuff builds), but is very very low on our todo to fix. For the
> simple reason that the packages uploaded this way simply do not appear
> on any radar. Ie. they are maintained well. No (bad) lintian problem and
> even more important: No build failures, the buildd do not get useless
> work from them.
> Provided this will be true for the kernel packages too (ie. they are
> build elsewhere first and its known to work and they don't bypass lintian
> checks that would otherwise do a reject on a sourceful upload) then it
> is acceptable for the kernel team to upload only the architecture
> independent packages, having the rest build on the autobuilders.
How do you plan to proceed?
Are you planning to provide debuginfo packages before the squeeze
release, or only for squeeze+1?
I'd need to know to adjust my efforts on adopting systemtap.
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