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Re: dependancies and bulk builds

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 05:42:11PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> In article <> Joerg wrote:
> : On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 05:02:22PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> : >   That would mean that if the verion of package A changes, only A and
> : > its direct dependencies are rebuilt, but indirect dependencies are
> : > not?
> : The default check also compares the time of a binary package against its
> : dependencies. That enforces the indirect dependencies.
>   So with the time check disabled, indirect dependencies are not
> rebuilt, right?

That's correct.

> : I don't know. It depends a lot on the platform and build resources.
> : For the AMD64 build I need around 4 days right now. That's a full
> : non-incremental build.
>   So if the builder feels the machine is fast enough, the time check
> should stay enabled.  What about slower machines?  Are we willing to
> allow disabling the time check there?

I don't have a problem with making it optional, but I don't think it
helps as much as one would hope.


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