[Piuparts-devel] Bug#735923: piuparts: maybe --pbuilder should also set --tmpdir?

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Mon Jan 20 11:07:03 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-18 17:44, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> When using piuparts --pbuilder I noticed that it feels slow. Now that's
> not the fault of piuparts, but instead an artifact of my setup that made
> me ponder whether piuparts' defaults are good. It happens that I mounted
> /var/cache/pbuilder/build as an fs tuned for performance. I was kind of
> expecting piuparts to use pbuilders build directory. So maybe setting
> --pbuilder should also set --tmpdir?

I don't think so ... anyway I don't like the --pbuilder option as this
is not a minimal chroot and therefore may hide errors. We might migitate
this a bit with --minimize, but there is also the bug report about
pbuilder+cdebootstrap+piuparts conflicts ...

I'm a user of pbuilder myself with /tmp/pbuilder/build as build
directory on a 24GB tmpfs on /tmp :-)

We should make it more easy to create/update dedicted piuparts chroot
traballs ...


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