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Re: routine-update, wnpp-check and tasks

Hi Andreas,

I'm now giving a try to "routine-update" on a bug picked at


The build of the praat package takes a wee bit of time, so I
may take some time before pushing changes.  Anyway, for

Andreas Tille, on 2020-05-02 07:05:32 +0200:
> On Fri, May 01, 2020 at 11:43:05PM +0200, Étienne Mollier wrote:
> > > If I were you I would have clone the repository and fire up
> > > itp_from_debian_dir which is the least work. ;-)  But I noticed
> > > that you filed the RFP and simply added the closes statement (to
> > > get it finally exposed to the tasks pages).
> > 
> > By chance is there a place I am missing where such a program
> > would be readily available ?
> You mean whether an ITP/RFP bug was filed before?
> $ wnpp-check orca
> (RFP - #959381) http://bugs.debian.org/959381 plotly-orca
> No idea whether you mean this one

No, I meant itp_from_debian_dir, but that's good to know anyway;
reportbug's wnpp scan is certainly not the most convenient way
of reviewing the existing package list: more than 6500 are to be
reviewed manually at t time, by pack of 100 at best.

> > reportbug, most fortunately
> > provides a quite sensible template, but I guess when dealing
> > with multiple missing packages pulled by an interesting one,
> > this comes in handy.
> I admit itp_from_debian_dir[1] is a bit hidden (seems it also should
> call wnpp-check before doing its work) but its very handy.

That's not where I would have hunted it, but given the literal
thousand of packages labelled r-*, I guess bulk ITP R modules
makes sometimes sense.

> > Speaking of tasks, I believe I might have missed that aspect
> > until then.  Is there a particular operation I should do to make
> > sure packages are recorded in the blend, assuming they are
> > relevant enough to be part of it ?
> In the case of poa it is in med-bio and you can find it in the according
> blends task[2].  If you want to add some package to the covid-19 task
> just add it here[3].  The syntax is similar do debian/control files and
> explained in the Blends documentation[4].

Thanks, I may not be the most competent person in the world to
suggest adequate software to medical persons to day.  But if
common sense dictates that one package I'm working on would suit
well in one or more lists, then I'll see to append it as needed.

> Hope this helps 

I does !  Thank you for your insights.  :)

> [1] https://salsa.debian.org/r-pkg-team/dh-r/-/blob/master/scripts/itp_from_debian_dir
> [2] https://salsa.debian.org/blends-team/med/-/blob/master/tasks/bio#L89
> [3] https://salsa.debian.org/blends-team/med/-/blob/master/tasks/covid-19
> [4] https://blends.debian.org/blends/ch08.html#edittasksfiles

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