Debian Bug report logs - #698049
rmadison: data lags behind reality immensely

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Reported by: Thorsten Glaser <>

Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:33:02 UTC

Severity: important

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From: Thorsten Glaser <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: rmadison: data lags behind reality immensely
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:23:11 +0000
Package: devscripts
Version: 2.12.6
Severity: important


I know that reporting this to “devscripts” is not correct,
but I cannot find the right place to report a bug against
the server-side component of rmadison against, so please
humour me and forward this to all parties of interest.


Ever since the move to UDD, the output of rmadison lags
behind reality by, what I guess, is up to a day. Today,
it gets even more than one day:

tg@freewrt:~ $ date; rmadison -s sid sysvinit
Sun Jan 13 14:17:45 UTC 2013
 sysvinit | 2.88dsf-35 | sid | source, amd64, armel, armhf, hurd-i386, i386, ia64, kfreebsd-amd64, kfreebsd-i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, s390x, sparc

That's 27 hours!

I use rmadison as tool to know when to update packages in
a local repository subset used for e.g. debootstrapping,
since that’s at best fragile and at worst broken doing it
from unstable. This really affects my work.

How hard is it to get rmadison data updated hourly, or at
least, every four hours or so? Pretty please, with cherries
on top…

Thanks in advance!

-- Package-specific info:

--- /etc/devscripts.conf ---

--- ~/.devscripts ---

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (490, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/mksh-static

Versions of packages devscripts depends on:
ii  dpkg-dev  1.16.9
ii  libc6     2.13-37
ii  perl      5.14.2-16
ii  python    2.7.3~rc2-1

Versions of packages devscripts recommends:
ii  at                        3.1.13-2
ii  dctrl-tools               2.22.2
ii  debian-keyring            2012.11.15
ii  dput            
pn  equivs                    <none>
ii  fakeroot                  1.18.4-2
ii  gnupg                     1.4.12-7
pn  libcrypt-ssleay-perl      <none>
pn  libdistro-info-perl       <none>
pn  libjson-perl              <none>
pn  libparse-debcontrol-perl  <none>
pn  libsoap-lite-perl         <none>
ii  liburi-perl               1.60-1
pn  libwww-perl               <none>
pn  lintian                   <none>
ii  man-db                    2.6.2-1
ii  patch                     2.6.1-3
pn  patchutils                <none>
ii  python-debian             0.1.21
pn  python-magic              <none>
ii  sensible-utils            0.0.7
ii  strace                    4.5.20-2.3
ii  unzip                     6.0-8
ii  wdiff                     1.1.2-1
ii  wget                      1.13.4-3
ii  xz-utils                  5.1.1alpha+20120614-2

Versions of packages devscripts suggests:
ii  bsd-mailx [mailx]            8.1.2-0.20111106cvs-1
ii  build-essential              11.5
pn  cvs-buildpackage             <none>
pn  devscripts-el                <none>
pn  gnuplot                      <none>
pn  libauthen-sasl-perl          <none>
pn  libfile-desktopentry-perl    <none>
pn  libnet-smtp-ssl-perl         <none>
pn  libterm-size-perl            <none>
ii  libtimedate-perl             1.2000-1
pn  libyaml-syck-perl            <none>
pn  mutt                         <none>
ii  openssh-client [ssh-client]  1:6.0p1-3
pn  svn-buildpackage             <none>
pn  w3m                          <none>

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Bug reassigned from package 'devscripts' to ''. Request was from James McCoy <> to (Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:48:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

No longer marked as found in versions devscripts/2.12.6. Request was from James McCoy <> to (Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:48:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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