Re: psutils-1.16-1.deb and broken files.
On Sun, 5 May 1996, David Engel wrote:
> I can't check right now, but it's probably stuck in the Incoming
> directory which hasn't been processed in over a week.
And Incoming hasn't been processed since April 21, which is over 2
weeks. Carl, are you alive? And don't quote Twain at us again. I
would like to help you write a script which would install packages from
Incoming. I've outlined the steps necessary below, but have probably
Run it like this:
Then it does this:
check the md5sums
figure out the section
make sure priority/section are provided or have overrides
confirm the package is being upgraded (ie - higher version number)
more things to check???
assuming above worked
move the source and diff file in
move the binary deb (renaming the file).
post a pretty version of changes file to debian-devel (or wherever)
send email to the developer telling him the package was installed
remove the changes files
if some check fails
move the appropriate files into a REJECT dir.
send email to the developer explaining the rejection.
Probably there are more checks I need to do, but what are they? All
this will require changes files to conform to dchanges(5).