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Re: new scripts and patches for devscripts

Am Mittwoch, den 09.03.2011, 00:05 +0000 schrieb Roger Leigh:
> On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 11:01:12PM +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> > 1. ubuntu-dev-tools contains a bunch of scripts. Some of them are useful
> > only for Ubuntu, but some of them are general usable for packaging.
> > These scripts are:
> > 
> > mk-sbuild
> Speaking just for this script, it's a "user-friendly" wrapper around
> sbuild/schroot to do initial setup, including package installation and
> chroot creation.  However, it's very Ubuntu-specific.  Rather than
> copy the script, even with the Ubuntu-specifics taken out, I'd rather
> integrate select pieces into sbuild proper such as into
> sbuild-createchroot.
> If the other scripts are of a similar nature, I don't think they are
> suitable with significant modification; it may be worth looking at
> correcting the deficiencies in the tools they wrap.

Maybe one or two. For example suspicious-source and wrap-and-sort are
good candidates for devscripts.

> > Should these script moved from ubuntu-dev-tools into devscripts?
> > 
> > Most of the script are written in Python. Rewriting them to get them
> > included in devscripts is too much work without benefit. devscripts
> > would depend on python then.
> Most of the scripts are short.  Rewriting would be fairly simple, and
> may be beneficial in removing the Ubuntu-specific bits.

What speaks against having these script in python? Is python too heavy
for a _development_ machine?

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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