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Re: DEHS and source format 3.0

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:08:16PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> DEHS now supports format 3.0 source packages
>> --------------------------------------------
>>  Although support for format 3.0 source packages on DEHS was not expected
>>  to be added until DEHS2 was released, thanks to a contributed patch they
>>  are now supported.
> That's great, ... but I don't quite understand what it means :-)
> In particular, what I'm badly missing in my packaging work-flow---now
> that we have source v3---is support for monitoring multiple tarballs
> Debian packages (see #531321). For instance, I maintainer a few Python
> packages that are collections of very small Python eggs, which would be
> overkill to package individually.
> In this case, source v3 helps a lot removing the need of repack, but I
> have ad-hoc (and quite hackish) debian/rules targets to execute uscan on
> all available sources. Due to that setup, DEHS is pretty much useless
> for me on such packages, as it is not able to detect out of date
> components.
> Does this news mean that DEHS now have native support for that, no
> matter what uscan supports? Or is it something way more simpler meaning
> that DEHS can "parse" v3 source packages whereas before it was not able
> to?
> Thanks for the clarification,
> Cheers.

Hi Stefano, 

to clarify; my patch "just" allowed DEHS to extract the debian/watch file 
from 3.0 packages, where it failed before, having no knowledge of those 
packages (just de-diffing .diff.gz).

There was no intention to do more than just this.



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