[arch-dev-public] Building in a clean chroot
ike.devolder at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 07:06:41 UTC 2015
On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 09:21:12AM +0200, jan at jgc.homeip.net wrote:
> > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > Van: arch-dev-public [mailto:arch-dev-public-bounces at archlinux.org]
> > Namens Johannes Löthberg
> > Verzonden: donderdag 25 juni 2015 18:58
> > Aan: Doug Newgard
> > CC: Public mailing list for Arch Linux development
> > Onderwerp: Re: [arch-dev-public] Building in a clean chroot
> > On 25/06, Doug Newgard wrote:
> > >I had two somewhat related bug reports recently. One of made it obvious
> > that the
> > >packager wasn't building in a chroot. The second one was for a missing
> > >makedepends on a package that was added to the repo less than a day
> > earlier. I
> > >figured this one might be from a dirty chroot, but after contacting the
> > >maintainer, it turns out he doesn't build in a chroot for "any" architecture
> > >packages.
> > >
> > >So here we have two people packaging for the repos building outside of
> > chroots.
> > >Where there's two, there's probably more that just haven't been
> > discovered yet.
> > >I inquired about this on IRC and was told there is no written policy, they just
> > >thought it was understood by all. Is this then something that's currently left
> > >to the maintainer's discretion? Is it policy and just not written? Is it
> > >something that should be written policy?
> > >
> > It's considered "highly recommended" but there's no firm policy for it,
> > though I agree that there likely should be.
> IMHO we should require building in chroots. We have infrastructure for this.
> Requiring chroots would be a step closer to https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/43407
+1 for forcing build in chroot. It should be mandatory and is not hard
at all to do. There are some edgecases where a chroot will break the
building of a package, but we should be able to add 'exceptions' for
specific packages (with a flag or config).
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