get-cygwin-package - for anyone with upload privileges

Christopher Faylor
Thu Oct 18 02:57:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 08:12:16PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>On 10/17/2012 4:46 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> I've hacked at the get-cygwin-package script
>I take it this script is run by hand when a human has decided to do 
>something about an RFU message?
>If so, is there a plan or even a wish for getting to a point where a 
>script can run on (?) and just monitor the list for RFU 
>messages and handle them all automatically?

I've been thinking about this problem for many years.  I have lots of
ideas on how to make this automatic.  I have even partially implemented
a more robust version of this which relied on package maintainers
logging in via ssh into a chroot jail where packages are uploaded to a
staging area which ran upset on packages before copying them to the
final release area.  I wasn't really satisified with it though, partly
because I thought it would be a maintenance headache and partly because
I was paranoid about security.

Someday, possibly, I'll complete something like that and make the whole
RFU thing obsolete.

In the meantime, this is only intended as a useful utility for people
who handle "RFU"s.


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