Friday, 4 December 2015

Build priority

The current algorithm for building 12000 packages for an new architecture is:
For a* to z* try build.
Of course you will need lib* and *dev first, and you will waste a lot
of time trying to compile things.
And a lot of (manual) retries.

My proposal: try to find an algorithm for dependencies.
If package A depends on package B to be build, B gets an +1 for priority.
Do that for the entire archive.

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