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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Build Service Project Cleanup Round
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:11:48 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370906220811k2fba55a4la5a3cdd73e1b4ce3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:43 AM, Adrian Schröter<adrian@xxxxxxx> wrote:


we got more than 6500 projects since the start of the Build
Service instance (plus the projects which got removed again by their owners).
These projects contain more than 13000 repositories, which get need to get in
sync by our service.

This takes obviously resources on the server side and quite a number of these
projects are not touched since a while. So I assume they are not needed

So I think it is a good idea to free the resources from these projects and
give it to us active people :)

This will basically affect all projects, where no source changes happened
since 1 year or more.

I'm afraid that seems too aggressive.

As an example I needed a little used package called open2300 for
opensuse 10.3 a few months ago. It was last fully released in 2005.
I doubt the source has been edited in a long time. It links to MySQL
so I think that means it should be rebuilt from time to time?

I found it on that build service at

And as you can see the 10.3 version still builds. On the other hand
the 11.0 and 11.1 versions do not.

Certainly if you totally dropped it because it had not seen any
activity in a while I would have not found it. Or are you just
proposing leaving it published in its last built state?

Possibly even more important, I assume if you dropped it I would not
have even found the package when doing a search. Even if the builds
are broken, currently I can search for a package, grab the specfile,
etc. and create my own project with that as a starting point.
Otherwise I would have to start from scratch on the specfile.

In fact, in this case I pulled open2300 from svn and built my own set
of projects. Having the several year old version around to leverage
simplified things somewhat.

Thus if I understand your proposal, I don't care for it.

I would prefer:

If a package builds, keep building it regardless.

If a package fails to build, only try again if there has been a source change.

If a package fails, have a new search option that allows me to search
for them so I can evaluate using that package as a launch point for
creating a new subproject.

Greg Freemyer
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