[Bug 821161] [NEW] distro-info: split to separate source package?

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 22:10:34 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:


distro-info is a *phenomenally* useful tool.

We have a couple of packages and tools in Ubuntu Main that could really
benefit from the distro-info utility.  (Specifically, I'm working on
ubuntu-ec2-run in cloud-utils at the moment, but there are several

We can't depend on distro-info at the moment since it's in Universe.  We
couldn't promote the distro-info binary package to Main without MIR'ing
the ubuntu-dev-tools source package.  I suspect that would be an
unpopular decision, as that would move write access to ubuntu-dev-tools
from MOTU to Core Dev.

What would you think about splitting distro-info out to a separate
source/binary package, for these reasons?

I'm willing to help with the leg work.  I'll review and accept the
source/binary as an Archive Admin, and write the MIR.


** Affects: ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Summary changed:

- distro-info: split to separate package?
+ distro-info: split to separate source package?

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