[Reportbug-maint] Bug#769355: reportbug: extend binNMU support to cover more distros besides unstable

Adam D. Barratt adam at adam-barratt.org.uk
Thu Apr 16 12:28:16 UTC 2015

On 2015-04-16 0:48, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> That's great! now, last doubt: what type of suites are allowed in the
> nmu command? Andreas mentioned some (other than the default
> 'unstable'):
> * experimental
> * $STABLE-backports
> * $STABLE-proposed-updates
> are there any other acceptable? is $STABLE 'stable' or 'wheezy' (the
> former is preferred - from my POV - to avoid to update the suites list
> at each release)? No binnmu in testing? so, really, what should I put
> in this suites menu?! :)

The suites in wanna-build use codenames, and there are no 
"-proposed-updates" suites. wanna-build also exposes aliases for a 
handful of suites, but not all ("wanna-build  --distribution-aliases" on 
buildd.d.do will give you a list), and I assume the alias list is 
managed by hand. Due to both of those considerations, I'd suggest using 
the codenames.

As a not-necessarily-complete list, which will obviously change RSN:

- experimental
- sid/unstable (default if no suite is specified)
- jessie/testing
- wheezy/stable
- {wheezy,stable}-security
- wheezy-backports



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