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Re: New maintainer checklist

* Kevin Coyner [Mon, 09 May 2005 12:07:40 -0400]:

> On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 01:18:23PM +0200, Adeodato Sim??? wrote......

> >     [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-changes

> >   As the traffic is obviously too high, I've always had a procmail
> >   rule in place that discards uploads of non-installed packages
> >   (unless explicitly monitored), so it's basically the same than
> >   having apt-listchanges installed.

> Would you mind sharing that procmail rule?  I use apt-listchanges
> presently, but this sounds like a nice way of seeing things as I browse
> through my mail.

  Sure. It's a bit more than complex than necessary because I wanted it
  to be fast, as it is invoked lots of times. I've added some comments
  to explain it a bit:

  * ^X-Mailing-List: <debian-devel-changes@lists\.debian\.org>
    # Detect installed packages, _fast_. It will miss packages whose
    # source package name does not match a binary package (e.g., source
    # 'baghira' produces 'kwin-baghira'), or if such binary is not
    # installed (e.g., source 'kdebase' only has 'kate' installed). But
    # those are certainly not the common case; see below for a rule
    # handling them.
    * ^Subject: Accepted \/[^ ]+
    * ? /usr/bin/test -e /var/lib/dpkg/info/$MATCH.list

      # There is a watchdir to monitor certain packages (still, cheap
      # rule).
      :0 E
      * ? /usr/bin/test -e /home/adeodato/devel/debian/watch/$MATCH

        # Use grep-status (faster than dpkg) to check the rest.
        :0 E
        * ? /usr/bin/grep-status -X -Fsource $MATCH --and -Fstatus installed -q

          :0 E

  Uhm, now that I think of it, the above isn't much of an optimization,
  since grep-status will be called most of the times, for uninstalled
  packages (which are the majority). But *shrug*, I wrote that back in
  the days when I had time to eternally tweak things. ;-)


Adeodato Simó
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