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NEWS file for piuparts
======================

                piuparts is a tool for testing that .deb packages can be
                installed, upgraded, and removed without trouble. See
                the README file and the manual page for more
                information. This file summarizes the major changes,
                particularly user visible changes, for each release.
                Detailed change information can be found in bzr commit
                messages.

This file is _deprecated_ now, see debian/NEWS.Debian instead!

Version 0.20, September 22, 2006
--------------------------------

                When running external commands, use subprocess.Popen so that
                there is no need for tricky (and therefore buggy) quoting
                of shell command line arguments.

Version 0.19, September 8, 2006
-------------------------------

                When reporting a bad symlink, show the target.


Version 0.18, September 7, 2006
-------------------------------

New features

                Piuparts now checks for symlinks whose target does not
                exist.

                Option parsing code has been rewritten, and --help now
                works better.

                The chroot is now minimized before used: all unnecessary
                packages are purged.

                /dev/MAKEDEV, /etc/nologin, /usr/doc/cpio,
                /var/spool/cron added to default ignores.

                A version number may now begin with a + character. There
                was a package that did that and piuparts crashed.


Version 0.17
------------

Bug fixes

                The configuration files of piuparts-master/slave are
                now documented in the README.

                The Python profiler is no longer used. It used to be,
                but that was a leftover from development (also known
                as failure to read diffs before committing).

                When testing upgrades between distributions, piuparts
                now makes sure that the packages being tested are upgraded,
                even if it means removing an old version of a dependency.

New features

                Piuparts now checks for processes running inside the
                chroot after it has installed or purged a package.
                Because it uses policy-rc.d to prevent any services
                from starting, no processes should run inside the
                chroot after an installation or a purge has completed.
                This check then finds packages that don't use invoke-rc.d
                to start new processes.

                A number of new default ignores have been added:
                /etc/modprobe.d, compiled versions of debconf's Python
                modules, papercut, ssl certificates.

                /proc is now mounted (and unmounted) inside the chroot.


Version 0.16
------------

Bug fixes

                The temporary directory for the chroot was not being
                removed in all cases when running apt-get failed. This
                has now been fixed.

New features

                Added piuparts-analyze.py, which looks at new logs of
                failed tests and compares them to logs of failed tests
                for earlier versions of the same packages, and if so,
                moves them automatically around. This saves a bit of
                manual works. Thanks to Goswin Brederlow for the idea.

                When piuparts creates a chroot from a tarball (option
                -b), it now upgrades it before using it.

                A number of new entries to the default ignores list.

                Log files are now created with permissions that are
                0666 modified with the process umask.

                piuparts-report.py has been optimized somewhat.

Version 0.15
------------

Bug fixes

                The dependency parser in piupartslib now understands
                < and > (they're deprecated but one or two packges still
                use them). It also now allows underscores in package
                names because of the type-handling package.

                Small fixes to the manual page.

New features and significant user visible changes

                piuparts-master now understands Provides: headers.

                A number of new entries to the default ignores list.

                New option --keep-sources-list from John Wright.


Version 0.14
------------

Bug fixes

                Specifications for ignoring some directories were buggy
                and have now been fixed: /var/spool/news, /var/lib/cvs.

                When testing a .deb file given on the command line,
                if any of its dependencies were missing, the package
                itself would be removed instead of piuparts reporting
                an error. This has been fixed.

                The check for whether a package is marked untestable
                for piuparts-master now works.

New features and significant user visible changes

                New program piuparts-report.py produces some "statistics"
                about packages and their status with regard to testing
                with piuparts-slave.

                The chroot is always set up for piuparts, even if it is
                unpacked from a tarball. This reduces problems with
                out-of-date chroots and with using the pbuilder base.tgz
                tarball.

                Now ignored by default: /var/lib/firebird, /var/spool/news,
                /var/lib/rbldns, /home/ftp.

Version 0.13
------------

Bug fixes

                The configuration for apt-get (in the chroot) to allow
                un-authenticated sources now actually works. There used
                to be a typo.

New features and other user visible changes

                The old run-piuparts.py script has been replaced by a
                distributed system, consisting of piuparts-master.py and
                piuparts-slave.py, plus a reporting script
                piuparts-report.py. Since these are not useful for most
                users, they're not installed on $PATH, but in
                /usr/share/piuparts instead.

                The slave part also runs upgrade tests between Debian
                releases, which run-piuparts.py didn't.

                Some additional files are ignored by default when
                comparing the state of the chroot before and after
                package installation.
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