Most Ubuntu packaging branches out of date when I try and clone

William Grant william.grant at
Fri Nov 20 12:34:18 UTC 2015

On 20/11/15 21:05, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 04:01:38PM +1100, William Grant wrote:
>> On 20/11/15 12:56, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 03:40:12PM -0700, Richard Wilbur wrote:
>>>> Thanks for sharing your knowledge in this discussion.
>>>> I found the explanation you gave both informative and educational.
>>>> Do you think it would be appropriate to put some of this in the help
>>>> for the bzr launchpad plugin?  Is there a better place to document
>>>> this?
>>> Ideally the branches themselves would be deleted if they are not being updated.
>>> If they are out of date they're not of use to anybody.
>>> Does anybody still have access to the UDD branches? William?
>> The history is still potentially useful, and I don't see much benefit in
>> deleting them. But the documentation that points to them should be fixed.
> For the older releases sure, but what about the branches for W, all of which
> appear to be outdated? Those are the ones people are most likely to try and fetch.

Wily's should be up to date except for the normal errors cases, and
Xenial's were never created at all. The package referenced earlier in
the thread has been broken for more than three years.


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