Bug#875306: python-debian: include a type for buildinfo files

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue Oct 27 19:58:55 GMT 2020

Hi Stuart,

thank you very much for your work on adding .buildinfo support for

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 05:32:19PM +1100, Stuart Prescott wrote:
> The .buildinfo files have two places where interpreting the values seems 
> worthwhile:
> 	Environment: split the lines and extract the key="value" data into a
> 	dictionary in the same format as Python's normal `os.environ`. (Some
> 	dequoting is needed but not currently implemented.)
> 	Installed-Build-Depends: use the standard package-relation code on this to
> 	return interpret the list of packages.

I believe there is a third place: changelog stanzas (aka Binary-Only-Changes:)
from binNMUs, like the one from

 dqlite (1.6.0-1+b1) sid; urgency=low, binary-only=yes
   * Binary-only non-maintainer upload for amd64; no source changes.
   * Rebuild on buildd
  -- amd64 Build Daemon (x86-grnet-01) <buildd_amd64-x86-grnet-01 at buildd.debian.org>  Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:00:36 +0000

> Are there additional data that would be nice to extract and interpret in a 
> structured way?

see above and very much so! 


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