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Re: http://utnubu.alioth.debian.org/scottish/ still used?

On Thu, 31 May 2007, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> I asked him in February excately this. I don't think he mind that I
> paste it here:
> "Unfortunately as you're probably aware, Debian insists that we don't
> attribute Ubuntu packages to the Debian maintainer anywhere.  Under this
> agreement, we have to change the Maintainer field in our packages.
> One slight problem with this is that we don't have the Debian package
> information at the point we generate that page, it's generated from the
> Ubuntu package information (otherwise it would show packages that
> existed in Debian, but not Ubuntu).
> In order to find the Debian maintainer, we'd have to have an additional
> pass to extract that information -- which would actually be quite
> expensive (unpacking 16,000 source packages every hour!)"

This has probably changed since they keep the old maintainer field in a
separate field. Furthermore they started storing/generating other (useful)
patches in http://patches.ubuntu.com/by-release/ so they probably
regularly process the Debian packages too.

Raphaël Hertzog

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