Changes to devscripts

Julian Gilbey jdg at
Mon Jan 22 09:00:25 GMT 2007

On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 06:45:15AM +0000, Martin Meredith wrote:
> 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:
> {warty,hoary,breezy,dapper,edgy,feisty}{,-updates,-security,-proposed}
> and
> 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)

Good question.  Let's hear from some of the other Ubuntu developers:
what would be a good solution to this one?


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