Thursday, 8 August 2013

Re: speeding up package builds

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 due
> to the amount of time the autopkgtests took. It was at least twice as
> 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 to
run:

https://jenkins.qa.ubuntu.com/view/Saucy/view/AutoPkgTest/job/saucy-adt-python-qt4/19/

In comparison, python-qt4 4.10.2-2 took > 3h to build on armhf:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-qt4/4.10.2-2/+build/4849556

Was python-qt4 held up by autopkgtests from its reverse-dependencies? Or
maybe python-qt4 was caught up the day that we were finding bugs in the
autopkgtest infrastructure itself (reporting results incorrectly to
proposed-migration)?

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