barry at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 23 19:32:18 UTC 2011
Hi Rodney, Martin,
As part of our bug 788514 efforts to get rid of python-support and
python-central on our CDs, I've run across python-oauth. There's good news
and bad news ;).
The good news: Debian has version 1.0.1-3 which tracks upstream's 1.0.1, the
most current release on the Cheeseshop. It has already been converted to
The bad news: well, there's several! Since you guys are the last to touch the
package on Ubuntu, I'm hoping you can shed some light. Note that AFAICT, it
was last modified in Karmic.
* The version numbers are borked. Ubuntu has 1.0a~svn1124-0ubuntu2 while sid
has 1.0.1-3. The Ubuntu version number is higher, but it represents an
older version of the upstream library. So we'll have to play games with the
version numbers when we update the Ubuntu package.
(e.g. 1.0a.isreally.1.0.1-3ubuntu1 or some such).
* The package importer is barfing on python-oauth, so there's no Debian source
branch available. This makes it more difficult to merge because even though
you can import the sid .dsc (`bzr import-dsc`), there's no common ancestor
for `bzr merge` to work from.
* From the debian/changelog of the Ubuntu branch, it looks like Rodney and
Martin have made in-tree changes, not all of which have been applied
upstream. This will make it even more difficult to merge, because your
fixes are more difficult to separate out.
* Do we have any idea whether the rdeps on python-oauth are even compatible
with the latest upstream version?
And note that by "latest" I'm talking really ancient stuff anyway. The last
Ubuntu package change was on 2009-09-24 while the last Cheeseshop upload was
I'm not sure what to do about this package, but as we're making awesome
progress on bug 788514, I'd really like to get this one resolved.
Thanks for any information you can provide.
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