adding support for sid in PPA

Asked by John Vivirito on 2009-05-17

Is there any plans to support Debian builds on PPA. Here are some thoughts on why this would be a great feature:

1. After reading https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad/+faq/36 It looks to be possible.

2. Building Debian packages in PPA would mean we can share our packages with Debian users/devs
    This allows us to make testing and upload to Debian a lot easier.

3. We build packages for Debian as well as grabbing packages from Debian. Here is an example:
    We build and maintain a newer version of Sunbird since we normally have newer packages we build off of ours
    with the ice* branding as well and atm the Mozilla team only has 1 person that can push to Debian archives. This
    will allow us to ease the testing upload process to make it easier to test and upload this lightens the load on our
    only Debian dev on the team.

Sorry #3 is very long its on the early side here

I'm sure i missed a few from the thoughts i had on Monday'ish..
Any issues regaurding this bug or questions about it please feel free to ask.

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2009-05-28
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2009-06-12

Hi

Doing Debian PPAs is something that I'd like to do! We have bug 188564 about this if you want to follow it.

Regards,

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) said : #2

On 05/28/2009 05:06 AM, Julian Edwards wrote:
> Your question #71439 on Launchpad itself changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/71439
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Julian Edwards proposed the following answer:
> Hi
>
> Doing Debian PPAs is something that I'd like to do! We have bug 188564
> about this if you want to follow it.
>
> Regards,
>
Not sure if you will get this, but thanks for the bug number i will
follow it

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    John Vivirito

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John Vivirito (gnomefreak) said : #3

On 05/28/2009 05:06 AM, Julian Edwards wrote:
> Your question #71439 on Launchpad itself changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/71439
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Julian Edwards proposed the following answer:
> Hi
>
> Doing Debian PPAs is something that I'd like to do! We have bug 188564
> about this if you want to follow it.
>
> Regards,
>
I want this and love the idea. I have been thinking about
this for a while now and there is one problem i ran into.

Problem: sid stays untable/testing so all
packages get updates all the time. Is this a problem for
Soyuz to keep up with the packages? If not than we are
going to have a lot of failed builds

--
Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

https://launchpad.net/~gnomefreak
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JohnVivirito
Linux User# 414246

"How can i get lost, if i have no where to go"
    -- Metallica from Unforgiven III

Henning Eggers (henninge) said : #4

I think this is answered and the discussion can continue on the bug.

Please don't open the question again if you wish to answer... ;-)