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