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Re: Uploading to multiple distros

On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 03:19:14PM +0200, Stefano Rivera wrote:
> Hi Ian (2011.06.02_14:54:37_+0200)
> > I wasn't aware of syncpackage.  The manpage is quite discouraging.

> It's discouraging for a reason, the Ubuntu archive admins would prefer
> that we sync packages through them if possible (which results in ~1 days
> wait). An API method for syncing (+ a button on launchpad) is supposed
> to be available really soon now™.

Proof of concept for the button was shown around at the last UDS in early
May.  So we're hopeful that "really soon now™" is measured in weeks.

> > Hrm.  So syncpackage generates a .changes for uploading to ubuntu from
> > the .dsc (which presumably came out of the Debian build).  That does
> > mean though that the Ubuntu target suite is not visible in the
> > changelog of the ultimate Ubuntu package.  And if the package is not
> > accepted into the Debian archive for any reason, the changelog is very
> > misleading because it looks like a sync from Debian.

> Yes. It tries to do the same thing as the archive admins' sync script.

It tries, but it does not succeed, which is why the archive admins
discourage its use.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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