Using DaD for merges

Adrien Cunin adri2000 at
Tue May 15 11:27:45 BST 2007

Le mardi 15 mai 2007 à 11:00 +0200, Daniel Holbach a écrit :
> Hello everybody,
> what is the current state of affairs regarding DaD? Does it still have
> problems with generating diffs? Some of my packages were overwritten by
> Debian versions, because the diff was 0 lines long and this encouraged
> MOTUs and MOTU hopefuls to request syncs.
> Is this still a problem? Is somebody working on fixing those uploads?
> Why did nobody mail the mailing list about these problems earlier?
> Have a nice day,
>  Daniel

Hi Daniel,
As far as we know, the only real issue currently is the -0ubuntuX one:
when there are only -0ubuntuX changelog entries in the Ubuntu changelog,
DaD doesn't find the base version and thus fails to create correctly the
patches. Albin has written a fix, which we just need to test now.
For the packages that have been wrongly synced... a MOTU hopeful need an
ACK by a MOTU and a MOTU should be responsible for the syncs he
requests/acks. For these 0ubuntuX only packages, DaD currently produces
an empty .patch for the Ubuntu changes... a MOTU should easily
understand that it's broken.
Maybe another issue, but which is not on our side, is when the base
version of the package is not available on then
it's the same story as 0ubuntuX...

Adrien Cunin aka Adri2000
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