Checklist of package changes for new distribution?

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Mon Nov 7 23:21:09 UTC 2011

Am Montag, den 07.11.2011, 17:34 +0100 schrieb Loïc Minier:
> On Mon, Nov 07, 2011, Steve Magoun wrote:
> > Is there a checklist of the packages that need to be updated when we
> > start working on a new Ubuntu distribution?
> > 
> > I know of this one, but it doesn't seem complete:
> >
> > 
> > For example, we patch lintian to know about new distributions but
> > lintian is not listed on the ReleaseChecklist.
>  I have a local list with notes on whether it has a list of all dists or
>  whether it has the concept of default series (e.g. default upload
>  target):
>  debootstrap: only list of dists
>  lintian: only list of dists
>  devscripts: both list of dists and default dist
>  pbuilder: only default dist
>  vim; only list of dists
>  vm-builder: both list of dists and default dist
>  ubuntu-dev-tools: both list of dists and default dist
>  bzr-builddeb
>  python-apt
>  ubuntu-meta: only default dist
>  update-manager

You can drop ubuntu-dev-tools from this list. It uses distro-info. From
this list at least following packages should be converted to use


Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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