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[Gnumed-devel] Re: automatic rebuild of live-cd

From: Andreas Tille
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Re: automatic rebuild of live-cd
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:38:43 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 1.10 (DEB 962 2008-03-14)

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Sebastian Hilbert wrote:

Now that the LIve-CD officially works (TM) with a fully local database without
user interaction I am looking into fully automatic rebuild on new version

Sounds reasonable.

I know there is something like a watch file for Debian.

The watch file informs the Debian maintainer about new upstream versions.
I have to admit that I failed to get a notice about new upstream versions
for packages I would like to watch.  I know that I could run uscan on my
machine in a cron job, but I wanted to use the service that is provided
by the Debian-QA team to send an e-mail to the maintainer.  IMHO we should
implement this for all Debian Med group maintained packages - but I have no
idea how to do this.  Any clue?

But this does not answer Sebastians question, because he is not interested
in watching upstream (beeing upstream himself he just knows ;-)) but he
wants to know when this is turned into a Debian package and available
from the Debian mirror.

Are there any means to
catch the arrival of a new gnumed in testing and run the script
rebuild-live-cd which would do this:

I know that there is a service that sends you an e-mail once a package
has reached testing.  I'm not sure whether this service is included into
the subscription you could do at

If this is the case then you could create a mailbox say address@hidden
subscribe this address to gnumed-client.  Then you have to write a procmail
rule that starts a script with ...

cd /foo/debian-live
lh_clean --purge

... and whatever is needed and finally forewards the information to your
own mailbox.  I think this could be a realistic plan to create the live
CD automatically, but I doubt that it is worth implementing and testing
for an event that happens about once in a month.  Sometimes it is enouth
if you just notice the new package in your own mailbox and just start the
script manually.

@Debian-med. I am now able to build live-cds for debian-med as well.


method is a  so called package list. If you provide me with a list of
packages that make up debian-med I can include them to produce a Debian-med
live CD rather than just a GNUmed live-cd

downloads as always via

While I'm interested in this I would rather like to ask you to provide
your script and the data this script is needed at any public place.
I would like to put this into the med-doc package as an example (for
the moment - perhaps we will find some better place).  BTW, the med-doc
package needs desperately some work and I hope to get this done soon!!!
It is outdated like smelling fish - blame the maintainer for this. ;-)

Kind regards



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