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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Re: obs violates the debian policy §4.9.1
On 04/02/2011 08:20 PM, Stephan Kleine wrote:
On Saturday April 2 2011 19:13:48 you wrote:
Here is the bug report
Well, it is obvious that the debian folks don´t care about anything outside
their ivory tower. I meant filing a bug at the cdbs upstream that their
build scripts are broken cause being unable to build in parallel _is_ a
bug IMHO, so they would perhaps fix this.
Er, sry, I forgot what cdbs is, seems like you are screwed ;P

But more seriously, not doing the builds in parallel is just a waste of time
and resources and debian& buntu builds already take much longer than rpm
builds (e.g. during package install) so disabling parallel builds to please
some broken packages isn't an option imho. Simply wait till a way to disable
them in the packages meta data is implemented and fix it in the meantime by
adding "-j1" to your make call.
You didn't read the reply by the author well. The package is not broken, it's a choice to have the package like it is. That's why it's not a accident that it fails on obs and not on the Debian, Ubuntu and Launchpad build systems. They doesn't violate the Debian policy and I think that's a good choice. That's also why the cdbs author argues that obs is broken, not the package and I do agree with him here.

It's fundamentally wrong imo to provide a service for Debian packages and not accept the Debian way and the Debian policy. Of course you could discuss the way of building with the Debian devs and try to convince them (at least the cdbs author seems to be open for a rational discussion). But at the end the best thing a service for Debian packages can do, it to adapt to the Debian way. Then we as users are assured that we don't need all kinds of hacks to get our Debian packages build.

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