Autodeb: Automatic Packages for Everything
Speaker: Alexandre Viau
Track: Packaging, policy, and Debian infrastructure
Type: Long talk (45 minutes)
Room: Yushan (玉山) Live Stream
Time: Jul 31 (Tue), 16:30
Many packaging tasks can be automated, and are likely to succeed without any human intervention:
- creating a backport for Debian stable from a packaging in Debian testing
- upgrading a package to a newer upstream version
- packaging a simple Perl, Python or Ruby using one of the tools listed on AutomaticPackagingTools
However, doing those tasks still require Debian packaging knowledge.
As a step towards Debian’s world domination, it would be great if we could automate those tasks and provide ready-to-use Debian packages, so that users are left with a deb-based alternative when there are no packages for their needs in Debian itself, instead of using upstream packages or building from source.
Autodeb is a project that tries to automatically create and distribute package updates and backports.
This talk will present the current status of the projects, statistics, and takeaways.