Re: Who is using emdebian-grip-server?
On Thu, 10 May 2012 14:35:32 +0100
Neil Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 10 May 2012 08:20:43 -0400
> Andrew Bradford <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In that case, you probably don't want it installed.
I'll uninstall and see if I can do what I need to (I assume I can based
on your response). I probably installed emdebian-grip-server with a
smattering of "throw stuff at the wall and see if it sticks"
mentality. Stuff stuck, so I assumed I needed everything... now I will
> Are you going to be using testing migrations? (i.e. are you trying to
> track the same package in both unstable and testing and trying to
> update testing with changes in unstable? This is the area of code which
> causes the most problems with emdebian-grip-server.)
No. I will only be working with Squeeze. Once Wheezy goes stable,
I'll be working with Wheezy.
> I'm not sure emdebian-grip-server is going to be suitable for what you
> want, it's designed to do a lot more stuff which you won't be using
> and that extra complexity can make the simpler jobs harder than
> If you're only converting a few packages, then apt-grip is the way to
Ok, I will look more into apt-grip.
> Also, let me know *which* packages you need from Debian because although
> I can't promise to get them into Squeeze via proposed-updates, I can now
> add packages to unstable-grip which, in turn, will eventually form
> File a bug against buildd.emdebian.org for packages which need to be
> added to unstable-grip. (Note: if the package has a lengthy set of
> dependencies which would also be required, the request will be refused.
> Similarly if the package is not currently in testing.)
As I nail down which packages I really need, I will follow the
directions. I expect to fully understand my package needs within the
next 2 months.
> > I've probably missed an important note about how Wheezy will be
> > integrated with Emdebian, sorry if this is a repeat question: With
I will read up!
> The simplest solution is to use apt-grip and feed the packages
> in /var/lib/apt-grip/output to a repository manager like reprepro. That
> would need a little bit of scripting because reprepro will complain
> about including packages at the same version as current but if that
> might suit, file a wishlist bug against emdebian-grip requesting this
Ok, will keep in mind.