[pkg-eucalyptus-maintainers] Updated euca2ools to version 1.2 in Debian.

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Sat Mar 13 05:10:43 UTC 2010

Hi Dustin and everybody,

first, sorry for the mess with README.debian, I had removed it and then
it slipped again in my final upload. I just checked the other files
and apparently there are no other unwated reversions.

About the Amazon public key and the uploads to Debian:

I share Steffen's concerns about distributing the Amazon public key in the
euca2ools package. First, it is a divergence with upstream that is not
necessarly obvious, and may give the impression that Eucalyptus distributes the
key. Second, if we offer this key as a service to our users, then I think that
we become responsible for keeping it up to date. Why not, but I am not sure if
the euca2tools is the best place to keep such extras. How about cloud-utils or
python-vm-builder-ec2 instead ? I think that we could benefit from a bit
more coordination with the other packages that may need this key.

Dustin, for the uploads to Debian, please go ahead and ask for your key to be
added in the DM keyring. In the meantime, you can push your changes in the git
repository, or provide ready-to-upload package in a place where the source
package is dget-able. If needed, there is a simple command to push a posteriori
a source package in our git repository, ‘git-import-dsc’. Please use normal
version numbers when the package is indended for upload. We will send this
straight to unstable. Since there is a commit list (please subscribe), there
will be multiple pairs of eyes looking at the changes introduced at each

Last comment about the Debhelper compatibility levels: if we delete
debian/compat, then CDBS will pick a default one, usually the highest
available. This will make backports easier. In general, I like to have use a
level that corresponds to the highest available in Debian stable, in order to
avoid tho have to suddenly review dozens of package when the compat. level they
use get deprecated. But in case of Debian/Ubuntu collaborations, we can pick a
lower common denominator if needed.

Have a nice week-end

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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