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Re: binNMUs: please exercise some care

On 23/10/15 13:21, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> On 23/10/15 13:02, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>>> wanna-build does, yes, but at least the Release Team tend to use the "wb"
>>> wrapper tool which automatically works out the next free number on each
>>> architecture.
>> Ah, cool – so we have only to patch this tool to automatically
>> use the highest number per batch on all affected architectures
>> (or even to use the highest number if all architectures would
>> be touched, but that’s probably an unreasonable amount of code
>> change).
> Sorry, aren't you saying the same thing in both cases? If not, can you rephrase
> or expand that?
>> Where’s the source code to that tool?
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/mirror/release-tools.git/tree/scripts/wb
> Please open a bug report against release.debian.org when submitting a patch.

OTOH, I'm not sure this fix is appropriate. It just feels like a workaround for
a dpkg bug, which would be better fixed in dpkg itself.

This won't help when we have to schedule a binNMU on one or two architectures
and not all of them.


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