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From: Fredrik Jagenheim <humming@...>
Subject: Re: Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 11:09:38 +0200
On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 11:21:46PM -0700, Abhishek Amit wrote:
> While we may not(we being users of wms only) use desktop
> enviorments, KDE and GNOME are still in the default USE flags. ALSA
> is also in there(/etc/make.profile/use.defaults). I think that the
> defualt flags should be the basis of testing, and note I am writing
> this from mutt in flxbox.

But, remember that the default flags are what maintainers usually are
running. So a tinderbox system would only test exactly what the
maintainers are testing, and thus wouldn't give any idea of how good
an ebuild was.

I have no statistics or not even investigated it, but I have a hunch
that most ebuilds fail because of;
*) Forgotten dependencies
*) virtual dependencies satisfies another package than the maintainer
are running
*) Strange USE flags

I don't think it would be feasable for a tinderbox to test all the
possible combinations for every new ebuild.

Although, a tinderbox would be nice for maintainers that doesn't have
access to sparc/powerpc architectures to test that their packages
atleast build on them. But gentoo perhaps already has a couple of
servers that can be used to manually test different archs?

//H

Btw, if you're using mutt... Can't you investigate if there are some
way to make your editor do linebreaks? ;)

-- 
To segfault is human; to bluescreen moronic. 

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References:
Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
-- Brad Laue
Re: Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
-- Rainer Groesslinger
Re: Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
-- Fredrik Jagenheim
Re: Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
-- Brad Laue
Re: Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
-- C. Brewer
Re: Is there a process for marking ebuilds stable?
-- Abhishek Amit
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