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Re: Automated mailing to all maintainers of packages depending on X?



On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 04:47:26PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> Hi,
>
> does anybody know about a ready-made script that would extract all
> package names and maintainers of packages depending on X from the
> Packages file, and send e-mails to them, replacing the package name for
> some boilerplate text in a text I feed it:

I'm not sure about a ready-made script, but it shouldn't be too
difficult to write one that uses whodepends(1) from the devscripts
package.

Example output:

% whodepends xserver-xorg
Dependent maintainers for xserver-xorg:
Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@debian.org> (ldm)
Mattia Dongili <malattia@debian.org> (xfree86-driver-synaptics)
Debian X Strike Force <debian-x@lists.debian.org> (xdmx xserver-common xserver-xorg-dbg x-window-system-core)

HTH,

James
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