dependency explosions

Kurt Jaeger lists at
Tue Oct 4 05:10:01 UTC 2016


> > Right now, we build packages for
> > [9,10,11,12]x[amd64,i386]x[head,quarterly], that's 16 different sets,
> > and we mostly manage to build them over and over again, every two days.
> > Imagine how long it would take to build 320 sets.

> You are trying to take that into extreme to ridicule this as an option. 

I think the scenario that "if we had variants, other users would
request other variants" is likely and the number of sets to build
really would explode like that. It's not to ridicule that option.

The problem is to add code to allow variants is complex and needs
engineering power.

pi at            +49 171 3101372                         4 years to go !

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