Debian Bug report logs - #480514
general: buildd.emdebian.org : Need a crossbuilding buildd compliant with Emdebian Policy

Package: buildd.emdebian.org; Maintainer for buildd.emdebian.org is Debian Embedded Team <debian-embedded@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>

Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 15:21:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>

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From: Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: general: buildd.emdebian.org : Need a crossbuilding buildd compliant with Emdebian Policy
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 16:16:43 +0100
Package: general
Severity: wishlist

This is filed against general in advance of a buildd.emdebian.org
pseudo-package becoming available. See #480408

Emdebian has a set of prebuilt binary packages which allow an 80%
reduction in the total installation size of the final Debian system,
acheived through the use of TDebs, DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS and patches held in
Emdebian SVN.

Currently, I am maintaining just over 210 source packages (over 600
binary packages) with manual builds and patches but in order for
Emdebian to support armel and i386, an autobuilder is needed.

Basic script support for a cross-building buildd exists in
emdebian-tools, work is still needed to get this working smoothly and
then implement on a suitable machine: http://buildd.emdebian.org

Emdebian also has a developing Policy that is based on Debian Policy - a
wiki page indicates where the two documents differ:
http://wiki.debian.org/EmdebianPolicy

The autobuilder would use existing lintian support to ensure that
crossbuilds are compliant with Emdebian Policy, principally that the
crossbuilt binaries really are the correct architecture.

Maintaining these packages via manual builds is unsustainable and causes
problems with a usable testing/stable migration because certain versions
might simply not exist in the repository when a migration should occur.

The lack of internet-visible build logs is also a significant problem
for helping other people begin developing their own packages for
Emdebian.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash




Bug reassigned from package `general' to `buildd.emdebian.org'. Request was from Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 08:18:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at 480514-close@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>
To: 480514-close@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Package autobuilder now available at emdebian.org
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:09:25 +0100
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
http://www.emdebian.org/buildd/

Support for other autobuilders is contained in the emdebian-qa and
emdebian-tools packages, currently available via Emdebian and due for
upload to Debian once Lenny is released.

-- 


Neil Williams
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http://www.linux.codehelp.co.uk/


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