Distributions: Bug tracker, patch locations, (central) VCS, format

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert.spam at gmx.net
Sat Mar 8 09:57:34 PST 2008


I would like to start with a very simple approach: Collect the
information about he various distributions bug-tracker and places, where
packaging files (especially patches and changes to the upstream source)
are located. I suggest we simply collect information first on the list
and then sort in on e.g. a Wiki page. Please add and/or fix information
(preferable in a per-distribution sub-thread?).

I hope the following is a starting point.

* Package format: deb
* Package: http://packages.debian.org/$PACKAGE
* Package QA: http://packages.qa.debian.org/$PACKAGE
* BTS: http://bugs.debian.org/$PACKAGE,
       http://bugs.debian.org/src:$PACKAGE [1]
* changes: integrated in the package format in the .diff.gz
* patches: there are several patch systems like quilt, dpatch, ... to
store separated patches
* VCSes: location stored in the Vcs-fields [3]
* Homepage: location stored in the Homepage-field [4]

AFAIK a SOAP interface is available.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org (general information)
[2] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/ (dge, apt-get source)
[3] http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-best-pkging-practices.en.html#s-bpp-vcs
[4] http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/ch-best-pkging-practices.en.html#s-bpp-upstream-info

* Package format: .deb
* Packages: http://packages.ubuntu.com/
* BTS: http://launchpad.net
* VCS: sometimes you have to consider the VCS used by the Debian
developer and a VCS used by a MOTU
* changes: same format as Debian

Redhat/Fedora Core:
* Packages: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/ (?)
* BTS: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/
* VCS: http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewcvs/devel/
  (but I heard you changed to Bzr?)

* Packages (QA): http://packages.gentoo.org/
* BTS: http://bugs.gentoo.org/
* VCS: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo-x86/

* Packages: http://www.freshports.org/ (what I use to take a look)
* BTS: http://www.freebsd.org/support/bugreports.html
* VCS: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/

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