Re: dak-roulette activated
On Monday, April 01, 2013 01:07:32 AM Jonathan Wiltshire wrote:
> The residents of #debian-uk are pleased to announce that, in conjunction
> with our friendly FTP masters, dak-roulette has just been activated in cron
> on ftp-master.debian.org targetting unstable and no particular maintainer.
> I enclose the documentation for your reference.
> dak-roulette - play roulette with the Debian archive
> dak-roulette [options]
> dak-roulette plays roulette with the Debian archive, removing
> packages at random under the correct conditions.
> Following invocation, the 'gun' is loaded with a single bullet
> and aimed at a randomly-chosen package. The gun is fired. If the bullet
> finds its mark, the package is removed and the maintainer notified.
> Various switches can influence the behaviour of dak-roulette.
> -f, --fill-gun
> Fill the gun, leading to certain removal and the ensuing
> enter‐ tainment.
> -q, --quiet
> Do not notify the maintainer of the removed package. By
> default a standard mail is sent.
> -s suite, --suite=suite
> Act on the specified suite, by default unstable.
> Allow dak-roulette to remove packages with priority
> important and lower from the archive. By default, only standard, optional
> and extra packages are targets.
> Allow dak-roulette to remove packages with priority required
> and lower from the archive (implies --allow-important).
> Limit the list of targets to those maintained by a
> particular maintainer, identified by email.
> -n, --miss
> Deliberately miss the target, but print what would have
> happened (dry run).
> Default message body to send to maintainers of removed
> dak-roulette is best run from cron for maximum entertainment.
> dak-roulette was born out of a sense of mischief shared by the
> inhabi‐ tants of #debian-uk and #debian-ftp.
> This manual page was written by Jonathan Wiltshire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> and distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.
> The author takes no responsibility for any consequences resulting
> from use of this program.
Excellent. What's the interval on the cron runs? If we get lucky, this could
get us to a release really soon.