[buildd-tools-devel] Bug#529281: Bug#529281: Bug#529281: Please add the option to autodetect distribution from changelog

Roger Leigh rleigh at codelibre.net
Fri Nov 6 23:34:49 UTC 2009

tags 529281 + moreinfo wontfix

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 10:39:46AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 01:06:27PM +0100, Enrico Zini wrote:
> > When used by DDs to build packages to upload, sbuild has the unexpected
> > behaviour of ignoring the distribution set in the changelog.
> > 
> > Of course this behaviour is what is needed in build daemons, but it
> > would be useful if sbuild could be able to do it both ways.
> - if building a package downloaded from a mirror,
>   ("sbuild package_version" i.e. no .dsc extension since there's
>   no local file), we need to download the package *inside* a
>   chroot.  I.e. we are forced to choose the chroot (distribution)
>   *before* downloading the package.  Until the package is
>   downloaded, we can't see which distribution was in the changelog.
> - if building using local files,
>   ("sbuild /path/to/package_version.dsc") we can easily parse the
>   DSC.  However, the distribution isn't put in the DSC either!
>   It only does into the .changes.

Tagging wontfix until these technical problems have a solution.
I'm doubtful this can be resolved for these usecases, but I'll
be happy to hear any suggestions.


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