Changes to devscripts

Martin Meredith mez at
Mon Jan 22 06:45:15 GMT 2007

Recently, when running a release script for katapult, which automates
the build process of deb's for both ubuntu and debian, (using pbuild) I
came across the following error.

dch warning: Recognised distributions are:
Using your request anyway.
dch: Did you see that warning?  Press RETURN to continue...

While I understand the reasoning behind this - surely it's going to be
an annoyance to ANYONE using ubuntu to make releases for both ubuntu and
Debian? or even just working on something for debian ... 

I know I'm not going to want to press enter every time.

Wouldn't it be better to just get it to show a warning? I mean, looking
at the code, it does check whether it's on Ubuntu or Debian, but it
shouldn't assume that you're building it for that distribution, I use
ubuntu, but I do things for debian too... and I'm sure a lot of the
core-devs do.

Is there any way to get rid of this, at least get rid of the "Press
RETURN to continue..." ? (I've already edited my local scripts - but I
don't think this should be in the package)

Kind Regards,
Martin Meredith
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