Re: Preparing upload for non-maintainer dpkg-ftp 220.127.116.11
Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> 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 (18.104.22.168) 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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