outdate reporting script that does universe/multiverse too

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 20 18:46:28 GMT 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 09:42:16PM +0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> I've written a script that, based on Packages and Sources files,
> produces equivalent output to
> http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/testing/jaunty_outdate.txt, but
> does it for universe/multiverse too.
> It is at:
> https://code.launchpad.net/~maxb/+junk/ubuntu-archive-reporting
> In the interests of best demonstrating its correctness, I have made its
> format a near-complete match to the current outdate report, though,
> especially in the case of source packages generating very many binaries,
> this isn't particularly readable. I'm open to rewriting bits of it.

This looks great, thanks! I've tweaked it for the archive layout on
cocoplum, and installed it to output to the following two URLs:


> I was thinking of adding Packages-arch-specific parsing to it, to
> highlight one particular cause of persistent outdates. Would that most
> usefully be done as part of the same report, or an entirely separate output?

If it can easily be an existing column in the same report, I think that
would be fine and might save some confusion trying to track down build
failures that don't exist.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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