Uploading to multiple distros

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Fri Jun 3 16:55:18 UTC 2011

Peter Samuelson writes ("Re: Uploading to multiple distros"):
> Since syncs from Debian are actually supposed to be the majority of
> packages in Ubuntu anyway, why not just do that - a real sync, not a
> fake simultaneous one.  [...]

Because that means that the Ubuntu developer needs to wait for Debian
to process the upload (which may involve waiting for NEW or other kind
of approvals).

> I suppose you mean put that functionality into this syncpackage thing.
> Because otherwise you're still going to need to run dpkg-genchanges
> twice, once presumably by hand with some sort of suite override switch,
> and that does rather break the abstractions of debian/rules, debhelper,
> and the like.

dpkg-buildpackage could run dpkg-genchanges as many times as there
were target suites.


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