Monday, September 16, 2013

buildd.debian.org

Did you notice that it was gone? It's back now. Phew.

Apparently an upgrade to wheezy was scheduled for the passed week-end. This went badly with the RAID controller acting up after the upgrade. So the move to a new machine (or rather VM) was… sped up. And because various policies changed, we needed to move to a dedicated database server with a new authentication scheme, get rid of the /org symlink, get rid of the buildd_* accounts, cope with a new PHP, cope with rlimits that broke a Python CGI (thanks, KiBi!), triggers that weren't tickled, and various other stuff.

Thanks to DSA for handling the underlying infrastructure despite some communication issues during heavy fire fighting.