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Re: apt transition - please bump urgency of libept

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On 17-12-2007 18:35, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> On 11236 March 1977, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 09:48:48AM +0100, Enrico Zini wrote:
>>> So, as maintainer of C++ packages that use apt and are involved in apt
>>> transitions every so often, I would like to have some sort of handy way
>>> to know "you're free to upload to sid" or "hang on a sec, or upload to
>>> experimental".  A way that possibly doesn't require following both
>>> deity@ and debian-release@ regularly.
>> - run the commands "grep-excuses libept; grep-excuses libept/i386"
>> - look for any Depends: lines
>> - look at the testing transition page for those dependencies on
>>   bjorn.haxx.se: http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=apt- if it looks hairy, ask
>> That's going to catch 99% of the problematic cases, and is far more scalable
>> than to have the release team try to notify all affected maintainers
>> whenever there's an ongoing transition.  (Perhaps not more scalable than
>> having dput warn, but the above is something any maintainer can do for
>> themselves today.)
> I guess there is no scriptable way to do that? Ie. if it would be
> scriptable without too much guesses here and there I would love to add
> something into process-new that shows me if there is anything related to
> transitions with the package I just look at. Which would show such
> things as the cwidgets upload, or other uploads where the library
> package name changes due to soname, but where it would be better to
> wait a day or two more before it gets accepted to let the old version
> transition first, together with whatever depends on it...

	Just for the record, if it is scriptable, would make sense
to add such script in devscripts and advertise it to become common
practice, like "run lintian"?

Kind regards,
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