Hmmm, somehow the commit hook does not seem to work. The web archive
does not show the change. Could you please have a look into this?
Yes. From this matrix you can decide whether to put a package into
Depends or Suggests. You could even add a status field for checking
CASE WHEN distribution = 'debian' AND
dependency = 'd' AND
component = 'main'
THEN 'Depends' ELSE 'Suggests END AS status
(or whatever name you want to give this column).
This should work also for architectures where the package does not exist for
instance if you try
./blendsd debian-med testing armel
the component is empty (and thus != 'main') which should be sufficient
to create the architecture dependant control files.
BTW, I'd recommend adding some "ORDER BY package, task" in the end to
enable reproducible results which are helpful for debugging.
I'm fine with any way you choose. If you are brave enough I do not have
any problem if you takle the diff approach first. However, when thinking
twice about this we could make use of those JSON files also for other
purposes. If you look into
in the script
which you call like
count-dependencies.py <path_to_svn_checkout_of svn://svn.debian.org/svn/blends>
you see some vague attempt to create some package statistics. I'm a bit
worried that I need to rewrite this for Git which is probably easy but
maintaining it for SVN *and* Git (for some period) would be a bit
cumbersome. Having a simple to parse JSON database in every tag might
help here (and perhaps for other interesting statistics). So dumping
the status into some JSON file and deliver it with the source might have