HEADS UP: GNOME package server open for business

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at xcllnt.net
Tue Mar 2 14:46:28 PST 2004

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:32:47PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 01:57:28PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 03:36:55PM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > > I have completed work on the GNOME package building tinderbox.  Packages
> > > for all supported versions of FreeBSD (i386 only) are available, or will
> > > be available soon.
> > 
> > Any chance to have this on pluto1 for ia64 packages? I typically
> > build GNOME from scratch there after some major update (either core
> > OS or GNOME itself).
> bento already builds GNOME using pluto[12] as part of the main package
> cycle.

I know, but the only way for people to actually fix the ports on
ia64 that depend on GNOME, is by having GNOME installed on an ia64
box to which developers have access. That's why pluto1 has GNOME
and pluto2 has KDE. I need to keep the installation somewhat up
to date.

> One problem is that the two pluto machines are pretty slow and
> continue to have stability problems, so finishing a build can take a
> long time and typically requires a lot of restarts to recover from the
> build machine failures.

I'm working on that.

> Adding to the workload by trying to do parallel builds of GNOME at the
> same time doesn't sound like a good solution to me though.

The ia64 machines in the cluster are shared by everyone, including
release engineering. Such is life...

 Marcel Moolenaar	  USPA: A-39004		 marcel at xcllnt.net

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