[Debichem-devel] Please maintain DebiChem tasks files [Was: Bug#693800: ITP: tandem-mass -- mass spectrometry software for protein identification]

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Mon Feb 4 00:19:06 UTC 2013


On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 02:02:37PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> you might know (or at least assume) that I'm closely watching ITPs and
> whether the packages finally make their way into the relevant tasks.
> The one below was even uploaded to Debian but not yet included into any
> of the DebiChem tasks ... but should.
That's because the tasks files haven't been updated for wheezy yet -
which we talked about, like, yesterday?

> I have no idea whether you are aware that you can even
>     Depends: not_yet_uploaded_file_in_vcs
> so actually in most cases after issuing an ITP bug it makes sense to
> include the package into a task (no, we do not *yet* parse ITP bugs,
> but I simply assume that the package might be at this time in VCS or
> at least will show up there soonish.)  This helps drastically to not
> forget maintaining the tasks files.

I personally do not see the point in adding ITP'd packages to tasks
right away that might not get uploaded for a while due to various
reasons.  So I will not do it, but if others prefer to have their ITP'd
packages added, we can do that of course.

> I have not yet checked other chemestry relevant ITPs or whether all
> packages relevant for DebiChem are mentioned in the tasks files but I
> would like to explicitely mention that there is the chance to get
> changes een into Wheezy as I informed the release team about the
> to be expected changes[1].
> It even might be possible to add new tasks that might be missing
> currently however, I would like to add a *big* *warning* *against*
> *renaming* of any metapackage compared to the current metapackages
> in testing.  Currently the blends-dev framework does not have some
> means to add the needed "Replaces/Conflicts/Provides" magic that
> would be needed - so I was falling into this trap once and I only
> can recommend to stay away from any renamings for now.
That's a bummer.  You made up names and uploaded the DebiChem tasks
initially (which was great of course), however, I have began to think
that the initial classifications and naming wasn't all that great for
all tasks.

I will have to revert quite a bit of changes from subversion then as I
split up tasks a while ago.  What about leaving the original name as a
meta-metapackage and just make them depending on the new name(s)?


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