[Buildbot-devel] Splitting slave from master (downstream packaging)

Ben Hearsum bhearsum at mozilla.com
Thu Jun 17 11:59:33 UTC 2010

On 10-06-17 6:57 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:
>> Because then you have two different distributions with the same code
>> and the same module names, which seems to be a bad idea. It's not
>> difficult to install the extra distribution..
> Along the lines of what Itamar mentioned, would it make sense for a
> "buildbot" distro package to depend on "buildbot-slave"?
> I'm thinking mainly about people who are upgrading from 0.8.0, who
> will be surprised by the missing slave functionality.
> I don't see the benefit, personally. Even if 'buildbot' automatically
> installs 'buildbot-slave' they'll still need to start using
> 'buildbot-slave' instead of 'buildbot' as the runner script. So, they'll
> still be disruption.

Maybe it makes a little bit of sense as a transitional measure, people
may see "buildbot-slave" and investigate what it is. I don't think it
makes sense as a long term measure though.

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