There is no hydro category, so I’m posting this in the top-level release category. You didn’t think anybody would ever post anything about hydro again, did you?
Anyways, the tests for opencv_apps started failing recently.
3 monts ago, the test still worked (with python-vcstools 0.1.40-1): https://travis-ci.org/ros-perception/opencv_apps/jobs/568615356#L645
Now it breaks (with python-vcstools 0.1.42-1): https://travis-ci.org/ros-perception/opencv_apps/jobs/602348692#L650
So somebody uploaded a new version to the ROS package repository for Precise within the past 3 months. This new version contains a control.tar.xz file, which the old version of dpkg on Precise doesn’t understand. Could somebody please restore python-vcstools to 0.1.40-1? Specifically, to the exact .deb package that was there before (any package built on the current buildfarm won’t work).
I’m posting this here because I didn’t know where else to report it. It’s not a bug in vcstools; instead, it’s caused by the fact that the buildfarm now builds packages that are not compatible with ancient Ubuntu versions, so we should just stop touching the Ubuntu repos for Precise.