Debian Bug report logs - #575394
[new] deb{review,inspect} showing Debian packaging files and Debian changes

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Package: devscripts; Maintainer for devscripts is Devscripts Devel Team <devscripts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for devscripts is src:devscripts.

Reported by: Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:54:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version devscripts/2.10.61

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Devscripts Devel Team <pkg-devscripts@teams.debian.net>:
Bug#575394; Package devscripts. (Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Devscripts Devel Team <pkg-devscripts@teams.debian.net>. (Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: devscripts: [new] debreview/debinspect program showing debian packaging files and debian changes
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:52:41 +0100
Package: devscripts
Version: 2.10.61
Severity: wishlist

It would be nice to have a debreview or debinspect tool that takes a .dsc
as argument and that displays the debian packaging files in a pager view.

Some people were used to review source packages by opening the .diff.gz
file with zless. Now with native packages or 3.0 (quilt) package, this is
not possible so it would be nice to be able to easily review the debian
packaging files of all source packages with a standardized command.

It could even optimize the review by displaying the content in an order
that makes sense:
- first the last changelog entry
- then debian/control
- then debian/rules
- then other files in debian/ (except what's listed elsewhere in this list)
- then debian/source/*
- then debian/<package>.*
- then debian/patches/*
- then debian/changelog in its entirety

Cheers,
Raphael H.




Changed Bug title to '[new] deb{review,inspect} showing Debian packaging files and Debian changes' from 'devscripts: [new] debreview/debinspect program showing debian packaging files and debian changes' Request was from Adam D. Barratt <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 28 Mar 2010 16:33:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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