[Bug 929846] Re: debchange should read UBUMAIL first

Benjamin Drung bdrung at debian.org
Fri Feb 10 00:01:45 UTC 2012

I plan to merge the Ubuntu changes into the Debian package, but I have
no time for that in the next weeks. Then it should be possible to select
a vendor (Debian or Ubuntu). Depending on the vendor, DEBEMAIL or
UBUMAIL will be read.

** Changed in: devscripts (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Wishlist => Low

** Changed in: devscripts (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

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  debchange should read UBUMAIL first

Status in “devscripts” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:

  my environment has the following variables set:

  DEBFULLNAME="Alessio Treglia"
  DEBEMAIL=alessio at debian.org
  UBUMAIL=quadrispro at ubuntu.com

  These are to allow me to use distro-specific tools which should
  automagically recognize the correct email address to rely on while
  doing packaging works.

  Whilst some utilities (e.g. the "syncpackage" tool, provided by
  ubuntu-dev-tools) seems to float fine between the variables and
  properly set things up, "debchange" doesn't, it always takes the value
  of DEBEMAIL and compels me to either change the value by hand or
  prepend the command with a DEBEMAIL=quadrispro at ubuntu.com to override
  the value set by the environment.

  IMHO, the correct behavior would be reading UBUMAIL in first instance and, only if unset, moving forward Debian-way.
  At most least, a command line option should be provided.

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