Copy Ubuntu PPA packages from one release pocket to another
Copy published PPA packages from one release pocket to another.
We build a few Debian packages containing various helpful scripts (i.e. the packages have Architecture: all and do not need to be recompiled when system library versions change). We want them to be available for all supported Ubuntu releases. So we upload a version built for the oldest supported LTS release to our PPA and use this script to copy the built packages to all other releases in the same PPA:
ppa-copy-packages -O pov -s xenial -t bionic disco -p pov-admin-tools ...
I do the same thing with gtimelog, which is a pure Python program and also doesn’t need to be recompiled:
ppa-copy-packages -O gtimelog -s xenial -t bionic disco -p gtimelog
And sometimes, when I’m feeling brave, I try this trick with C programs such as pwsafe:
ppa-copy-packages -O mg -s xenial -t bionic disco -p pwsafe
Authentication is taken care of by launchpadlib, which opens a browser window on first run and asks you to log in and authorize its access token (which is stored in the system keyring for your convenience).
$ ppa-copy-packages -h usage: ppa-copy-packages [-h] [--version] [-v] [-q] [-n] [-w] [-b] [--debug] -O OWNER [-N NAME] -p NAME [NAME ...] -s SERIES -t SERIES [SERIES ...] [--architectures ARCH [ARCH ...]] [--pocket POCKET] [--launchpad-instance INSTANCE] copy Ubuntu PPA packages from one release pocket to another optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --version show program's version number and exit -v, --verbose More verbose output (can be stacked) -q, --quiet Less verbose output -n, --dry-run Don't make any changes -w, --wait Wait for pending packages to be published -b, --browse Open the PPA page in a browser, don't do anything else. --debug Very verbose logging, for debugging this script PPA selection: -O OWNER, --owner OWNER owner of the PPA -N NAME, --name NAME name of the PPA (default: ppa) -p NAME [NAME ...], --packages NAME [NAME ...] names of packages to copy -s SERIES, --source-series SERIES source series (e.g. xenial) -t SERIES [SERIES ...], --target-series SERIES [SERIES ...] target series (e.g. bionic) --architectures ARCH [ARCH ...] architectures to check for published binaries (default is ['i386', 'amd64']) --pocket POCKET pocket name (you probably don't want to change this; default is Release) --launchpad-instance INSTANCE Launchpad instance (default: production)
Copy packages one by one to avoid Launchpad timeouts.
Do not copy the same packages more than once when using –wait.
Fix TypeError: ‘<’ not supported between instances of ‘str’ and ‘NoneType’ when using –wait.
Handle ‘needs building’ state when using –wait.
Fix ValueError: Namespace GnomeKeyring not available (GH #3).
Fix TypeError: unhashable type: ‘Entry’.
First release to PyPI.
Unified three older scripts I had lying around with hardcoded configuration.
Replaced hardcoded configuration with command-line arguments.
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