Subject: Re: creating pkg_summary after each bulk build
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/28/2007 14:30:13
On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 02:40:53PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 02:20:15PM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > My view is that this infrastructure change is not that urgent, and
> > so I don't see any reason to break our own rules for the freeze.
> I'd like to point out that it is limited to the bulk build code and
> therefore limited to users of that.

Thanks - I'm aware of the place of the proposed change, and its
possible impact.

My reasoning was as follows:

One of the places we all look around this time into a freeze is the
pkgsrc-bulk build mailing lists where the summaries are shown.

If those become corrupted on any platform for any reason, we'd
have to wait for a while - days? - to get decent results.

This is one of the main reasons that we specify that there are to
be no infrastructure changes during the freeze, and it's also why
I see no reason to break our own rules now.