Re: Status update
On Sat, Mar 17, 2001 at 05:53:24PM -0800, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > Anything that uses termio.h is usually very easy to convert to use the
> > POSIX.1 termios.h interface instead, and that is a better thing to use on
> > Linux as well.
> Okay - Are maintainers typically willing to accept these changes?
The Debian maintainer will have to, because unbuildable packages get a bug
with severity "important". Upstream should be willing, too.
> > Since you are building so many packages, it would be helpful if I could
> > look at an automated web page that tells me the status of each package,
> > and ideally lets me get the full output of the last build attempt.
> I'll dig out Marcus' instructions on how to make turtle do this.
When you have done so:
> > > If there is are Debian packages that *compiles cleanly* that you want,
> > > please let me know. I don't have the time to chase source bugs right
> > > now, but if something is buildable, I will keep it up to date.
> > It would be great to have something automated to try new packages, if that
> > is not hard for you to do.
> I have been slowly adding packages one by one. I'm starting with
> anything that's been uploaded before.
It would be useful to have a full status on the whole source archive.
However, we don't want to build them all. So just add a directory for every
source package, and put it on hold immediately (by setting the "suspended"
flag). Then just remove the suspended flags for every package you want to
monitor. This way the wb pages will contain a complete report on the status
of the Hurd port (how many packages are up to date, out of date, not yet
 Should be a shell one liner, I can work it out for you.
Otherwise I am going to set up a dummy autobuilder, which only generates
status reports, for Sourceforge or Debian web pages. (in concurrence to
buildd.debian.org/quinn-diff, which I find inaccurate at times. But as it
might help you to get a quick list of out of date packages, have a look
> I would like to see 'make check' become a standard part of building debian
> packages for those that support it. I think perl already does this - I
> don't know of the best way to suggest this, however.
Send a patch to the Debian policy or pakaging manual (whatever is more
appropriate) to email@example.com and ask for seconds. You get
mine, and maybe Rolands. That's enough to get the ball rolling.
`Rhubarb is no Egyptian god.' Debian http://www.debian.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Brinkmann GNU http://www.gnu.org email@example.com