[Debian-uk] dak-roulette activated
jmw at debian.org
Mon Apr 1 01:07:32 BST 2013
The residents of #debian-uk are pleased to announce that, in conjunction with
our friendly FTP masters, dak-roulette has just been activated in cron on
ftp-master.debian.org targetting unstable and no particular maintainer.
I enclose the documentation for your reference.
dak-roulette - play roulette with the Debian archive
dak-roulette plays roulette with the Debian archive, removing packages
at random under the correct conditions.
Following invocation, the 'gun' is loaded with a single bullet and
aimed at a randomly-chosen package. The gun is fired. If the bullet
finds its mark, the package is removed and the maintainer notified.
Various switches can influence the behaviour of dak-roulette.
Fill the gun, leading to certain removal and the ensuing enter‐
Do not notify the maintainer of the removed package. By default
a standard mail is sent.
-s suite, --suite=suite
Act on the specified suite, by default unstable.
Allow dak-roulette to remove packages with priority important
and lower from the archive. By default, only standard, optional
and extra packages are targets.
Allow dak-roulette to remove packages with priority required and
lower from the archive (implies --allow-important).
Limit the list of targets to those maintained by a particular
maintainer, identified by email.
Deliberately miss the target, but print what would have happened
Default message body to send to maintainers of removed packages.
dak-roulette is best run from cron for maximum entertainment.
dak-roulette was born out of a sense of mischief shared by the inhabi‐
tants of #debian-uk and #debian-ftp.
This manual page was written by Jonathan Wiltshire <jmw at debian.org> and
distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.
The author takes no responsibility for any consequences resulting from
use of this program.
Jonathan Wiltshire jmw at debian.org
Debian Developer http://people.debian.org/~jmw
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