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Re: Dealing with mass rebuilds

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Dealing with mass rebuilds
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:41:51 +0200
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Efraim Flashner <address@hidden> skribis:

> How much build infrastructure does nix have? (do they build all of staging
> all the time?) Would it be possible to identify the subset of packages that
> are immediately dependant on the updated package, and build only those as a
> test on hydra?

‘guix refresh -l’ provides that information.  Hydra itself always tries
to build everything though.

> That would be faster, but if something broke it'd be harder to
> track down, a la 白い熊's conkeror issue.

The Conkeror issue is a run-time issue though, one that is not revealed
by its test suite apparently.


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