[arch-ports] [x86_64] wanted: PCs for our pacbuild build farm

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 11 14:16:37 EDT 2006

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006 19:47:23 +0200
Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:

> Now that the x86_64 port is official we want to make it as good as
> ArchLinux (i686). You may have noticed that I'm doing most time a
> one-man-job. And that's now too much work for one person to keep all
> packages up to date in an acceptable time.
> Great news: i686 devs and also TUs want to help us. They offer their
> time to build the packages they maintain for a second time.
> What we need: a build farm running several machines Arch64.
> We will use pacbuild. The great distributed package building tool from
> Xentac. Read here more about it:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacbuild and
> http://xentac.net/~jchu/blog/static/pacbuild
> i686 package maintainers and TrustedUsers will get accounts to sent
> pkgbuilds to the farm. The main server will send it further to a pc
> running the local build daemon. The more pcs we have running Arch64
> with pacbuild daemon the lower the load will be.
> Who can offer his pc for running the pacbuild daemon? What you need:
> just a clean(!) Arch64 installation for correct linking. So there
> should be only official packages from current/extra and later
> community on it. A separate system would be nice but is not a must.

Actually, a clean system is barely needed.  Because the build daemon
actually creates its own build chroot.

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