From srebuild sbuild-wrapper to debrebuild

HW42 hw42 at
Thu Nov 17 04:15:00 UTC 2016

Johannes Schauer:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:54:13 -0200 Johannes Schauer <josch at> wrote:
>> On Tue, 02 Aug 2016 22:49:00 +0200 Johannes Schauer <josch at> wrote:
>>> But then on IRC, HW42 suggested to approach this problem differently.
>>> Instead of integrating the functionality of figuring out the right
>>> repositories to reproduce the contents of a buildinfo file into sbuild,
>>> write a tool that can drive any package builder (like pbuilder).
> there seems to be a conceptual problem with such an approach.
> For binNMUs, the full changelog entry has to be passed to sbuild or pbuilder.
> How does one best pass such a multi-line value via command line options? Would
> the best way to pass the changelog entry via the .buildinfo file? And if
> pbuilder and sbuild then already are parsing the .buildinfo file, would it not
> be better for the debrebuild machinery to be implemented by either in the first
> place?

Since this is somewhat relevant to the discussion in the other part of
this thread: I don't think this is a conceptual problem. Sure it could
be nicer if we don't had binNMUs, but I see no real problem in passing
it via cmd line option or via a plain file. I would anyway modify
debrebuild to be able to call sbuild/pbuiler/etc. directly and then you
are able to use a tempfile cleanly.

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