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bug #9687: Cached builds fail for failing packages

Submitted by:  Marcus Hardt <marcus>
Submitted on:  Mon Aug 6 07:52:38 2007  
Category: Test-AutoBuildSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Need Info
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: None

Mon Aug 6 12:33:31 2007, comment #2:

Yes, i want s.th. called cache_failed_builds.

This would safe build time, if the reason for the failure is in the sources.

Maybe an additional option, to reset the failed builds might be interesting, in case the failure lies in the dependencies to installed packages and not in the sources.

Maybe this whole thing is too complicated and confuses more users than it helps ;-)


Marcus Hardt <marcus>
Mon Aug 6 12:09:01 2007, comment #1:

A module will always be re-built if it previously failed. The cache is only used to cache successfull builds.

If I'm understanding you correctly, you want it to cache a failed module build too, and not re-attempt a build of that module until its sources change ?

Daniel Berrange <danpb>
Project Administrator
Mon Aug 6 07:52:38 2007, original submission:


there's some inconsistency in the documentation and behaviour.

[from the default config file]:
features = {
# If the cache is enabled, then modules will only be built if their
# sources have changed since the previous build cycle. This provides
# much faster cycle times if there are many modules in the build
# config, only a few of which ever change
cache = 1

However, I do have a couple of failing packages, which are being rebuilt although caching is enabled. This is a bit annoying, as it takes up to 3h until the error is reached.

However, this autobuild behaviour is reasonable in some cases. I.e. when build fails due to a dependency. In that case I would want to trigger a rebuild of the failed packages without changing the sources.

Now: Is the above problem supported?

Many thanks!

Marcus Hardt <marcus>


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