Getting a devirtualised PPA

Asked by Iain Lane on 2010-02-11

Hiya,

Background: I am an Ubuntu developer working on importing packages from Debian. Occasionally it would be nice to test builds on all Ubuntu supported architectures prior to upload.

This is the situation I find myself in now, wishing to test the build of ghc6 from unstable on IA64. Building in a chroot has proved to be a poor indicator of success on the buildds in Debian.

I wonder if it would be possible to be provided with a devirtualised PPA which builds for all arches, and specifically IA64. I anticipate use of this PPA to be very limited, only being used to test builds which have a real risk of failure on arches that I am unable to test on personally.

Regards,
Iain

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Julian Edwards
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2010-08-26
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Generally pbuilder is used to do this. Check out this link for a quick guide with pbuilder. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Complete

Iain Lane (laney) said : #2

Thank you. As an MOTU, I am quite aware of how to build a package. I thought I was quite explicit in my original question that I want to build for other architectures than my system can natively support, and furthermore that I want to test on an actual buildd as the GHC build is highly sensitive to the environment it is run in.

I would like a devirtualised PPA to test this, and my question is about whether it will be possible to provide me with one of these or not.

Hi

Sorry for the delay in answering! Non-virtual PPAs are not being provided to the community I'm afraid, it's too much of a security risk.

Iain Lane (laney) said : #4

Fair enough. I don't see what the difference is as I can just upload to the primary archive, but your call.

Iain Lane (laney) said : #5

Thanks Julian Edwards, that solved my question.