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Re: Preparing upload for non-maintainer dpkg-ftp

Yann Dirson <ydirson@a2points.com> writes:

> It's been some time I use an enhanced version of dpkg-ftp (optimized
> for dialup boxes).


> As it seems that:
> * 1.5.1 is still unusable for dialout boxes,
> * I didn't heard about a new one to be released soon,
> * Klee is too busy to integrate my patches / answer at all (or
> mail was lost),

Yep; been there, done that.

>  i am thinking about uploading this version to hamm.

Yes, please!

> I will indeed do so within 2 days if noone objects.
> Note that it should be quite stable, fixes 5 bug-reports (indeed 2
> different "bugs" only) and I don't think it would be wise to put it
> experimental, where Klee's 1.5.1 has the same package-name.
> Here's the changelog entry:
> ====
> dpkg-ftp ( unstable; urgency=low
>   * Non-maintainer release.
>   * Added check on Packages files' date (mdtm) to prevent retrievial of
>     already up-to-date files (Fixes: Bug#6018, Bug#8144, Bug#9276).

Does this check also handle ftp sites that don't support mdtm?
ftp.debian.org is a prime example of this.

>   * Added support for un-sectionned distributions (eg. `experimental')
>     (Fixes: Bug#8598, Bug#15334).
>   * Several cosmetic changes in output messages.
>   * Switched dependencies to 'libnet-perl' (starting from 'hamm'),
>     because the mdtm bug is fixed now.

Yes, I'd noticed. :)

>   * Added the ability of retrying an upload just after one aborted,
>     without losing time re-reading all those files.

"Normality is a statistical illusion." -- me

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