On 15/09/16 01:15, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 09:08:38PM +0000, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 05:03:23PM -0400, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:
>>> Does "Needs-Build" status mean
>>> that the package is still waiting for CPU time on an armel, armhf, and
>>> mipsel system somewhere on the buildd network?
>> Yes, it's waiting for a spare buildd to pick up the builds.
>> I don't know how the backports upload are considered in the build
>> priority, but clearly not near the top¹..
>> ¹ e.g. I know that security builds are scheduled before anything else,
>>   then stable, then unstable, then experimental; and that within a
>>   single suite there are other things dictating priorities (like, new
>>   packages are built after updated ones, even if the latter came after).
>>   I just   don't know where backports is in that list.
>> -- 
>> regards,
>>                         Mattia Rizzolo
> Thank you for the clarification!  Hm, I wonder if there aren't very
> many mipsel build hosts, or if it's just that they're very slow?  If
> the problem is that there aren't enough, I wonder if it would be
> useful to write a wiki page linked to from "ways to contribute to
> Debian" detailing the process of how to repurpose an old router as a
> buildd host. ;-)

At the moment there are more mipsel buildds than mips, but the mipsel
buildds are also used for building mips64el so they can seem a bit slow
at times as they have double the work to do. Extra hardware is always
useful, but I'm not sure an old router would be anywhere near powerful
enough to operate a buildd :)


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