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Re: Automatic Debug Packages

On Wed, Aug 12 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> writes:
>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Manoj Srivastava<srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>>>        I too am wondering if we should defer the polivy change until
>>>  the details get shaken out with a partial deployment of the scheme.
>> Full deployment already happened (in Ubuntu).
> As .ddebs?  What's the policy about what can go in them and how are they
> integrated with the packaging tools?  And could you point me at the Ubuntu
> share for the debugging information so that I can see what protocols it's
> using?

        Did ubuntu have to modify the default package manager (synaptic,
 right?) in order to allow the user to install the ddebs locally? I
 would be interested in the details of how to hook up to the debug
 packages archive in Ubuntu (I shall try installing an Ubuntu virtual
 machine this weekend to try this out).

> Prior experience is *great*.  We can learn from the experiences of Ubuntu.

        I would also like to learn of the coverage Ubuntu managed to
 achieve, given that they have full deployment. What is the percentage of
 packages they managed to auto create?  This is indeed very valuable
 information, I  am surprised no one has been mentioning any figures at
 all about this full deployment in Ubuntu.

"A mind is a terrible thing to have leaking out your ears." The League
of Sadistic Telepaths
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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