Debian Bug report logs - #448284
RFH: dctrl-tools -- Command-line tools to process Debian package information

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>

Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:33:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <antti-juhani@kaijanaho.fi>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#448284; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFH: dctrl-tools -- Command-line tools to process Debian package information
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 22:31:23 +0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I request assistance with maintaining the dctrl-tools package.

There are several tasks that could use more manpower (in no particular
order):

  1. Writing test cases 

     One could mine the BTS for past bug reports and create regression
     tests for them.

     One could use standard black-box and white-box testing techniques
     to generate general tests.

  2. Writing documentation

     The whole suite of tools could use a unified tutorial manual on
     how to best use it.  The current documentation is reference
     material in the man pages.

  3. Internationalise the man pages

     Use po4a?

  3. Swatting the BTS wishlist entries

     I've kept the BTS clean of actual bugs pretty well, but there are a
     number of wishlist reports still outstanding.

  4. Take over maintaining the debian/ directory

     If you commit to maintaining it (and I trust your judgment),
     you'll get last say in that part of the package (including deciding
     what helper to use).

  4. Whatever you wish :)

     Discuss on the dctrl-tools-devel mailing list first though.
     
Eventually I'd like to pass the package on to competent successors, but
I have too much emotional attachment to the package to do that without a
transitional period where I still retain a veto on what goes in the
package.  I also have some ideas for future tools that I'd like to be
able to concentrate on, and having co-maintainers might allow that.

The package is now under Git in collab-maint.  See 
  http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/dctrl-tools.git;a=blob_plain;f=debian/README;hb=HEAD
for information and a push-access code of conduct.

The package description is:
 Debian package information is generally stored in files having a
 special file format, dubbed the Debian control file format (the dctrl
 format), a special case of the record jar file format.  These tools
 operate on any files conforming in a general sense to that format and
 are therefore widely applicable whenever those formats are in play.
 .
 Included are:
 .
   grep-dctrl     - Grep dctrl-format files
   grep-available - Grep the DPKG available database
   grep-status    - Grep the DPKG status database
   grep-aptavail  - Grep the APT available database
 .
   sort-dctrl     - Sort dctrl-format files
 .
   tbl-dctrl      - Tabulate dctrl-format files
 .
   sync-available - Sync the dpkg available database with
                    the apt database

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23.1-ibid (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#448284; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to alvaro@aleaclick.com:
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Message #10 received at 448284@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: alvaro <alvaro@aleaclick.com>
To: 448284@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Debian Bug report logs - #448284
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 16:06:56 +0100
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Hi there,

I might help you with translating documentation into spanish if you want
or if I am properly guided even testing the package if someone is kind
to explain to me the steps to follow. I'm just an experienced debian
crap user.
anything, drop me an email at alvaro at aleaclick dot com

best saludos,
Alvaro Ruiz
Aleaclick
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Information stored:
Bug#448284; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <antti-juhani@kaijanaho.fi>:
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Message #15 received at 448284-quiet@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <antti-juhani@kaijanaho.fi>
To: 448284-quiet@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Team maintenance
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 09:50:14 +0300
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Dctrl-tools is now team-maintained.  People who are interested in
helping should read the README.Debian in the binary package
(debian/README in the source package).

-- 
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Jyväskylä, Finland
http://antti-juhani.kaijanaho.fi/newblog/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/antti-juhani/
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#448284; Package wnpp. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:03:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Maximilian Gass <mxey@ghosthacking.net>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:03:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 448284@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Maximilian Gass <mxey@ghosthacking.net>
To: 448284@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RFH for dctrl-tools still current?
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:50:08 +0100
Does the maintainer team for dctrl-tools still need help? Otherwise this bug
report should be closed.




Reply sent to Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <antti-juhani@kaijanaho.fi>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #25 received at 448284-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <antti-juhani@kaijanaho.fi>
To: 448284-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Closing
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:15:39 +0300
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While I would still appreciate help, this RFH bug has outlived its usefulness
:-)

-- Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Jyväskylä, Finland
http://antti-juhani.kaijanaho.fi/newblog/
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