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Re: Patch for alicia: better handling source + binary overrides

On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 12:08:56PM +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 10:27:06AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > I wrote a somewhat different patch for Ubuntu's dak installation a while
> > back, which lets you use alicia to work on udeb overrides too. (I don't
> > know if it'll apply cleanly to current CVS.) With this you use '-t dsc'
> > to work on source packages.
> I specifically considered udeb's, and also with my patch it just works,
> on the original assumption, currently in alicia, that the same package
> name will not occur in multiple types, something which should surely
> should hold for udeb & deb

I've seen this assumption fall down now and again in Ubuntu, although
it's entirely possible it was due to human error (basically if a package
name changes from deb to udeb or vice versa, which does happen
occasionally, and the old package hasn't been removed from the overrides
yet). I agree that the deb/dsc case is more common though.

> My patch does have provisions against changing the priority of source
> packages though (which is not allowed).

Does it matter if they get changed, since they basically don't affect
much anyway?


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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