Evaluation of bundling .buildinfo in .deb proposal

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Thu Sep 10 22:56:23 BST 2020

Hi Guillem (& others),

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 03:38:27AM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Holger proposed to bundle the .buildinfo files into .deb archives
> during the DebConf talk. I've mentioned to Holger that I'm not seeing
> this as being feasible and mentioned various reasons why, but I'm also
> still open to explore this possibility. So I've added these in a wiki
> page:
>   <https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/Spec/BundledBuildinfo>

that page is awesome, thank you.

And yes, "...the proposal has definitely not really been fleshed out...",
I'd rather call it an idea at the current stage and my current plan is to
(jointly) work on a pad first, to flesh out the idea into one or several
proposals. and then (soon) I'll very much appreciate feedback on this.

it might have been a bit premature to throw out this idea at dc20, for
various reasons or also because online conferences work differently than
real life ones, but anyway, i'm happy 'the idea is out' (even too roughly
and even though due to the medium people reply to this idea while i would
have prefered to be able to lay out an proposal and not just an idea),
so tl;dr; I'll soon present $something. (not daring to call it an idea 
nor an proposal, because...)

a pad it will be, first. and then, i'll ask for feedback (and it to be torn
in pieces or not or only some parts.) and this call for feedback will probably
only include 3-5 people.

it's hard to mimic conference dynamics offline (but i'm sure that this proposal
by now would have either been substancialy better or thorn in many pieces by now ;)

> Please let me know whether I've missed anything, whether you can think
> of other possibilities, etc. :)

I'll try^wdo, one way or the other! ;) For now, please just hold on a bit.

Thank you, mucho! (I know and I can see how you want dpkg to be part of the
solution. That rocks and makes me smile quite a bit.)


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