PPA build time

Asked by Zsombor on 2018-01-04


 Yesterday I've tried to backport a package, and submitted the source package into launchpad. I've received a mail about acceptance, and that it's put into build queue. Even I saw that it's received 2510 point, and the build start time is 25 minutes. Since that time, 20 hours passed, and nothing happened. I saw https://launchpad.net/builders that there are packages built constantly, but these packages has score of ~100 000. Which seems very strange, because based on the help, https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/BuildScores it is not possible to get more than 10000.
 So my questions are:
1, What's the true 'build score' algorithm ?
2, How long does it take to build a package recently ?
3, Is there other way to create binary packages and host on launchpad ?


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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

I assume that this question is better targeted at "Launchpad itself". I am moving it there.
By the way, there is also somebody else asking a similar question

Zsombor (gzsombor) said : #2

I found out, that the PPA builds are disabled : https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/662545

Best Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #3

As announced in https://mobile.twitter.com/launchpadstatus/status/948688233029881856, the build farm is currently in general disabled while we mitigate recently-announced vulnerabilities. (Unfortunately the particular way that we needed to disable it in the circumstances doesn't result in this being particularly visible on /builders, other than by observing idle builders and long queues.)

The build score page is accurate. We've been allowing specific builds to be processed based on various criteria, and the process for doing so involves manually giving them a high score.

There is no other way to create binary packages and host them on Launchpad. However, hopefully we'll have the build farm back up and running reasonably soon.

Zsombor (gzsombor) said : #4

Thanks Colin Watson, that solved my question.

Rik Shaw (rik-shaw) said : #5

Also thanks to cjwatson for the reply. Is twitter @launchpadstatus where any updates will be posted?

William Grant (wgrant) said : #6

Yes, we'll update @launchpadstatus once we switch things back on.