Debimedia archive

Felipe Sateler fsateler at
Fri Oct 30 15:58:33 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 21:57 +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Felipe Sateler <fsateler at> writes:
> > I have seen that the debimedia archive often has packages for i386 but
> > not amd64 or vice versa. Is there a plan on how to address this? Some
> > sort of buildd network, or just manual uploads on all possible arches?
> ATM we can only do manual uploads.
> Do you have experience with setting up and maintaining an buildd
> network? Every help is very appreciated!

I have investigated a bit and the setup seems relatively simple. It is
as follows:

A tool called quinn-diff is called which parses the Sources and Packages
and determines which packages need to be built (once for each

Wanna-Build is called, which parses the output of quinn-diff and stores
a database of packages and its states.

Buildd pokes the wanna-build database, and gets a package to build. It
calls sbuild, which does the actual building.

So, buildd is usually in a machine other than wanna-build and
quinn-diff. These last 2 can be in the same machine. 

I am currently trying to setup a working example on my machine, to see
if it that easy.

Felipe Sateler
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