Automated reprocessing of packages on lintian.debian.org

Yesterday, I have managed to finish up an old pet peeve of mine.  I wrote a series of patches to have harness reprocess all packages, which were last checked by an older version of Lintian than the current.  It is not completed to the level I would like, but it is good enough for now.

The implementation works by processing up to 1024 groups after each daily run.  It also have a timer to skip this, if the run has taken more than 4 hours.  Packages to be reprocessed are sorted by the version they were last processed – should a new version of Lintian be upload before all packages have been reprocessed, the oldest results are refreshed first.  :)

A rough estimate suggests than in about 3-4 weeks, the entire archive will have been reprocessed with Lintian 2.5.20.  It is by no means faster than a full run (which is about a week), but it is automatic and removes the “human” factor in keeping Lintian results up to date.

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2 Responses to Automated reprocessing of packages on lintian.debian.org

  1. Thank you for your all contributes…

  2. Pingback: Automated reprocessing of packages on lintian.debian.org | Debian-News.net - Your one stop for news about Debian

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