Uploading to multiple distros

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Fri Jun 3 17:06:14 UTC 2011

Matt Zimmerman writes ("Re: Uploading to multiple distros"):
> On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 01:54:37PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > And if the package is not accepted into the Debian archive for any reason,
> > the changelog is very misleading because it looks like a sync from Debian.
> True, but perhaps harmless.

Well, it would normally result in the next sync being a pure sync from
Debian (since it would look like the previous Ubuntu version was in
sync with Debian) and perhaps the changes in the upload that went only
to Ubuntu would be dropped.

> > One way to enable simultaneous uploads would be to arrange for
> > dpkg-genchanges to filter out suites for "other" distros when
> > generating the .changes file.  Then you would have the same files
> > being uploaded but two different .changes files.
> Yes, it seems like it would be straightforward enough to generate two
> appropriate .changes files for this case, and it would do the right thing.

Right, that's what I think I'm suggesting.


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