Monday, 10 March 2014

Re: Launchpad buildds and capabilities

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 08:31:50AM -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Sun, 2014-03-09 at 10:29 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > The plan is, and has been for some time, to convert the PPA builders to
> > a specialised OpenStack cloud ("scalingstack") rather than investing any
> > more effort in the current setup. Quite a bit of work has gone into
> > this by Canonical IS, but it's rather a complex project and is still in
> > progress; I can't give an ETA, although we hope that we won't need to
> > struggle along with our current setup for too much longer.
>
> That sounds pretty cool. Is there any preview of the setup there? I was
> thinking about setting up a virtual builder just to make it easier to
> suspend my laptop. I'd rather do it a supported way than a bespoke one.

You could ask IS, but not as far as I know. I suspect however that a
buildd cloud designed for operation at PPA will be comically
overengineered for single-user use; you'd be better off just using
sbuild on a server with reprepro or whatever.

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Colin Watson [cjwatson@ubuntu.com]

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