This task was on my to do list for a long time, one of the main limitations on the ABS was the inability to build packages which would depend on other new packages submitted to the ABS.
I have created a script with scans the post_build directory and generates a local repository, this repository is then used on the sbuild environments.
Now that the package building infrastructure covers most of it's requirements it is the time to focus on improving the publishing system. As it is now, the package publishing depends on manually inserting data into mysql tables, this process is too much human dependent (error prone and time consuming), most of the publishing data should be retrieved automatically from the package descriptions files.
Hopefully during the next months I will have sufficient time for the publishing improvements.
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