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Re: [opensuse] BuildService and freedom? (was: How to compile for i86 on a x64 machine?)
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:00:22 -0500
  • Message-id: <87f94c370901121500h676a7a9fy1c9efea2d04e163e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
<bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Monday 2009 January 12 15:26:07 Josef Wolf wrote:
When we totally rely on the build service, we might reach a point
that we can not build without this service anymore, no matter whether
we have the sources or not. So there's the risk that we would not
be able to build anymore, should this service become unavailable at
some time in the future.

But it seems like I am the only one with such (paranoid?) thinking,
so I am probably totally wrong.

No, I believe there is value in your thinking. I want to be able to build
packages from source without access to the OBS, even if I can't think of a
good reason I'd need to right now.

In theory you can get the OBS source and setup your own OBS at your
company. Or Redhat could, or OSDL could, etc.

So for the major players it is not a big concern I don't think. And
for the end-users who just need to compile something and get on with
their life, the OBS is also a good idea.

For the actual developers, they will always want their own toolchain
to test/develop with. But once they are ready to start rolling
packages for multiple distros, the OBS makes since for them too.

Greg
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