uscan over all packages....
I am still in Porto Alegro (DebConf) and I write a 'check if upstream
version is newer as debian version' script.
Get the data from the laboratory from lintian.debian.org and get all
source packages with a debian/watch file. After this it call uscan
and check if it finds a newer version upstream.
8147 source packages in laboratory
1057 with debian/watch
467 packages are up to date
159 Newer version available on remote site (with some false positiv)
82 no matching files
59 the debian version is newer than the upstream...
46 with bad hostname
12 pattern missing version
6 404 File not found
378 use the old watch file version 1
Ok. 335 packages have a broken watch file (31%) and 7090 (87%) don't
have any watch file. 626 Packages have a working watch file (7% from
all Packages) and 25% from this are outdated.
IMHO this are no nice numbers.
You can find the list of the outdated packages on
I like to fix the brocken watch files and to write new watch files for
the missing packages.
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