Web editor improvements, and added tips page
enrico at enricozini.org
Fri Nov 24 23:37:19 CET 2006
On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 07:59:58PM +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
> Um... "http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/edit.html" now seems not to
> work in mozilla/mozilla-firefox on any of my Stable machines. I
> just see a title, a navigation header... and a navigation footer.
> >From Testing firefox, I see a working editor interface.
> Unfortunately, I won't be able to dist-upgrade my desktop machine
> immediately (I was planning to, but I've got hardware problems to
> fix first). Still, there's always X-forwarding.
> The main thing I've been wishing for is that when the new, tagless
> gfoo-5.1 is essentially identical to the old, thoroughly tagged
> gfoo-5.0, it would be handy to be able to clone tagsets... handy for
Yes. The best we have so far is the suggested tags feature: since it
works by comparing package descriptions, it should reliably suggest the
right set of tags in such cases.
A tiny script to do this is quite easy to make:
# Usage: scriptname oldpkg newpkg
# Add to newpkg all the tags of oldpkg
debtags tag add $2 `debtags tag ls $1`
# Show the tag patch
grep ^$1 ~/.debtags/patch
echo -n "Submit? (Y/n) "
if [ "$ans" == n ] || [ "$ans" == N ]
echo "Skipping submit."
# Submit the patch via mail
> Both in that situation and others, I often find myself wanting to
> know what a package's "neighbours" are. The Suggested Tags mode
> is impressively good at finding tags from its neighbours in
> "debtags-cloud-space"; and I can find a package's neighbours in
> "apt-dependency-space" (required libraries, etc) with a bit of work
> if I follow the links to the PTS; but it seems to be impossible to
> get from, say, xfonts-bar to its neighbours in "dpkg-list-space"
> like xfonts-foo and xfonts-baz.
To find neighbours as in "packages with similar tags" you can play with
"debtags related PKGNAME". Pass it a -d NN switch to specify how many
tags can differ from the packages on output to the one you gave on
I'm not very sure what you mean with neighbours in "dpkg-list-space".
GPG key: 1024D/797EBFAB 2000-12-05 Enrico Zini <enrico at debian.org>
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