Checklist of package changes for new distribution?

Micah Gersten micahg at
Mon Nov 7 18:05:55 UTC 2011

On 11/07/2011 11:55 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 12:35:36PM -0500, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio wrote:
>> This should no longer be needed in future releases of bzr-builddeb. I
>> committed a change to use python-distro-info instead of having to
>> manually fix this every six months. We should really try to use
>> distro-info where possible.
> Some packages can't though - for example debootstrap needs to be
> runnable in contexts where distro-info isn't available (from the
> installer, and from other distributions).
It could be fixed to just require a no change rebuild against the newer
distro-info rather than hardcoding.  I was thinking of fixing that if
more people than I believe it's worthwhile.


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