requestsync is dependent on a Debian batch process

Bug #518574 reported by Toni Ruottu on 2010-02-07
This bug affects 1 person
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ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu)
Kees Cook

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-dev-tools

I'm trying to use requestsync on a package which has been available in Debian for ~3 days. Tool requestsync however, checks the package from which is updated by a batch process, and no one seems to have an idea just about how often that site is updated. Would modifying the tool to check the actual situation be possible?

Michael Bienia (geser) wrote :

requestsync either uses "rmadison" to query the package versions in Debian or Ubuntu or queries LP about those versions if '--lp' is specified. But in both cases it needs to fetch the new changelog entries as required by our current processes (see So you need to wait till those get updated (unless you know an other easy way to get those new entries).

Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

I've updated requestsync in bzr to have a '-C' option that allows a changelog to be manually added if it's missing from the Debian packages site.

Changed in ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Kees Cook (kees)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-dev-tools - 0.93

ubuntu-dev-tools (0.93) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Scott Moser ]
  * rename mk-sbuild-lv to mk-sbuild, support union-type=aufs

  [ Emmet Hikory ]
  * Support qemu-arm-static -> qemu-kvm-extras-static transition
  * mk-sbuild: automatically install qemu-kvm-extras-static if requested
  * mk-sbuild: conditionally install lvm2 only for lvm-snapshot schroots
  * mk-sbuild: rationalise architecture variables
  * mk-sbuild: Generalise --type support and add "file" SCHROOT_TYPE
  * mk-sbuild.1: Document the --type argument

  [ Loïc Minier ]
  * Demote qemu-kvm-extras-static to a Suggests since most people don't build
    for armel.

  [ Kees Cook ]
  * requestsync: add -C to allow manually adding changelog when missing
    (LP: #518574).
  * mk-sbuild: clean up and make slight adjustments to new lvm/dir/file logic.
  * mk-sbuild.1: update documentation to reflect alternative config file
    names for distro and schroot type overrides.
  * mk-sbuild, docs/mk-sbuild.1: document DEBOOTSTRAP_MIRROR for good
    measure, thanks to Paul Holcomb.

  [ Michael Bienia ]
  * ubuntutools/requestsync/ Encode the report to utf-8 before passing
    it to gpg for signing (LP: #522316).
  * Add support for the other LP service roots (edge is still default)
  * Depend on python-launchpadlib >= 1.5.4
  * Also check package sets for upload permissions.
  * lp-set-dup: Don't crash when accessing private bugs (LP: #525539)
  * requestsync: Subscribe 'ubuntu-release' to Feature Freeze exceptions
    (updated to current policy; LP: #532740)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * edit-patch: add wrapper around cdbs-edit-patch, dpatch-edit-patch, quilt
    to transparently deal with the various patch systems.

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * lp-shell: Disable default apport excepthook, as this is intended for
    interactive use.
 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:16:32 -0800

Changed in ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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