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Re: Bulk builds as a helper for pkgsrc developers
On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 12:20:31AM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> One of the goal of running bulk builds regularly is to be informed about
> problems as soon as they appear. At the moment the only thing we really
> have is an information about packages failure, so package maintainer or
> anyone interested can easily see problems with package they maintain or
> use and fix it ASAP.
> I believe bulk build are able to provide much more. Right now, I'm
> working on distbb where I'd like to implement the following additional
> sanity checks and promptings for developers. If you think you may
> enrich the list below or have a comment, let me know.
In general this sounds like a good plan... although at the moment I
think we more urgently need better tools to handle the failure
information we already get. But that's a separate project, so...:
> 1) missing CONFLICTS
> 2) unnecessary CONFLICTS
> 3) PROVIDES/REQUIRES consistency
> 4) Possibility of installing each individual package in repo.
> 5) config.log and stage_build.tmp may help to recognize
> bad DEPENDS and BUILD_DEPENDS
Yes! Providing config.log for failed packages would help a lot.
> 6) Versions going backward
> I raised this problem several years ago but it is still not fixed
I'm still not sure that anything useful can be done about this...
> 7) Bad DEPENDS/BUILD_DEPENDS and result from previous bulk builds.
That sounds good too.
David A. Holland
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