Thursday, 8 August 2013

Re: speeding up package builds

Steve Langasek <> wrote:
>Hi Scott,
>On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 04:22:56PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> >Hope this helps a bit in making package builds and migrations a bit
>> >faster.
>> The last python-qt4 sync I did from Debian took over a day to migrate
>> to the amount of time the autopkgtests took. It was at least twice
>> long as the build time on the slowest arch. Is there work planned to
>> speed up these tests?
>Jenkins claims that the python-qt4 autopkgtests themselves take < 3min
>In comparison, python-qt4 4.10.2-2 took > 3h to build on armhf:
>Was python-qt4 held up by autopkgtests from its reverse-dependencies?
>maybe python-qt4 was caught up the day that we were finding bugs in the
>autopkgtest infrastructure itself (reporting results incorrectly to

It was tests from rdepends. IIRC there were four or five.

Scott K

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