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

Mark Shuttleworth mark.shuttleworth at canonical.com
Wed Jan 14 00:32:41 GMT 2009


Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 03:09:15PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>   
>> 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.
>>     
>
> Right - if you're doing a single upload, that's what has to happen anyway;
> you can't let the same package get picked up by the buildds for multiple
> releases, because then you would have multiple binary packages with the same
> version numbers.
>   

Having a way to tell LP to do this for you, rather than having to fiddle
around, would be nice.

There are trickier cases, where the same code will build just fine on
different releases, given a few tweaks to build deps, for example.

Mark
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