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Re: sbuild in squeeze

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 12:10:23PM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> I'm afraid this isn't just minimal bugfixing, it's basically three new
> upstream releases worth of changes.  But, I think it's important to
> have in squeeze for these key improvements:
> • dpkg-source v3 support

The buildd-0.60.0 branch in production is based on... 0.60.0.  So it should
already have that support?  Could you please clarify?

> • integration with the schroot version in squeeze (currently it has no
>   namespace support, and the sbuild-* helper programs are broken)
> • correct removal and reinstallation of Build-Conflicts
> and these "nice to have" improvements:
> • uses the aptitude build dependency resolver in place of the old, buggy,
>   and unmaintainable internal resolver

Which is still used in production...

> • direct building from unpacked source trees, á la debuild et al
> • support for running lintian and piuparts
> If you would consider this for migration to testing, that would be
> great.  I do anticipate making another release to address any issues
> that come up over the next week, so there's no rush to get the current
> version in unstable in right now; I just want to have a less buggy
> version in the squeeze release that's worthy of putting in the release.

I'm not exactly sure that the new version is fit for releasing.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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