Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly
- Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:57:52 +0100
- From: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly
On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:05:42AM +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> Your chosen build environment is not common and fixing build failures
> for uncommon environment may seem a waste of the "Debian-allocated time"
> for some people (including me).
Yeah. I think your priorities are somewhat backwards:
* I'd say that failing 10% of the time is way too much, and should be RC for
stretch -- as someone said in this thread, there'll be expected one FTBFS
in a release arch per security/stable update, and that's a practical
* single-CPU machines have gone the way of the dodo. Even the crummiest
machine I could find while dumpster-diving looking for a non-sse3 one
already has HT and builds your examples successfully. Same for ARM SoCs
-- my RPi1 is kaputt, and anything newer has multiple cores. This, I'd
say it's a waste of time to care about _building_ on single CPU.
Autotools hint: to do a zx-spectrum build on a pdp11 host, type:
./configure --host=zx-spectrum --build=pdp11