[Box Backup] Re: Announcing 0.11 Release Candidate 1

Chris Wilson boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 08:50:20 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Reinhard,

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> armel hasn't built any 0.11rc1 packages yet. The buildlogs the link 
> shows are for ALL versions the buildd network for debian/experimental 
> has built so far.

Yeah, sorry :-) I got confused by all the old buildlogs.

> > Is it possible to find out how these buildds work?
> All buildds are running on native hardware running debian. Mostly
> stable, build AFAIK this is up to the discretion of the buildd
> administrator.

Is it possible to find out which release/branch they used in each case?

> > E.g. are they running under qemu or some other emulator, or do you
> > have a real little-endian ARM box to run them on? 
> armel is not an official debian
> architecture. http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort has some more
> information about its status. While for release architecture, the
> porters are expected to provide developer machines for DDs, this does
> not seem the case for armel.

Does that mean that you or I could get interactive access to hppa's and 
ia64s for testing and debugging box?

> > Is it possible to run them under an emulator? Is a pre-built image
> > available for download for testing?
> http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiHowto has instructions how to install an
> debian/armel system from scratch in qemu. I don't know about an
> pre-built image for that architecture, but I can try to contact the
> armel porters for one, if you want me to do that.

Great, thanks. If the porters are using real hardware, they're less likely 
to have an image handy, so don't worry about it.

Cheers, Chris.
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