[ec2-beta] RFC: screenbin -- like pastebin, but for screen, using Ubuntu in Amazon EC2

Kees Cook kees.cook at canonical.com
Tue Jan 13 23:09:15 GMT 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 04:34:24PM -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Mark Shuttleworth
> <mark.shuttleworth at canonical.com> wrote:
> > We really need a good way to make packages for multiple releases :-/

While not yet automated, I think the approach that makes the most sense is
to upload the build to the earliest release it builds on, and then
package-copy them within the PPA to the newer releases.  This would mimic
the way this happens "naturally" in the archive.

> Is this a violation of Debian policy?  I imagine that I have
> oversimplified the technical details ;-)  But there are enough smart
> people on these lists that I'm sure we can zero in on a viable
> solution.

Right, basically, a "release" is just a list of the binary packages, so
there can't be one packages with the same version uploaded to a PPA for
different releases (since it already exists in the PPA).  What needs to be
enhanced is the ability for a PPA owner to specify which releases a binary
is valid for (i.e. a package-copy from one release list to another).
Generally this is not done so that the build is required to make sure
things like ABI are sane.

Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

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