git grep <previous-release-name> (e.g.
stretch was released) and check if anything needs to be updated.
Check all URLs refering to
testing, e.g. by calling
git grep -E 'https?://[^ ]*testing[^ ]*'
Check for URLs including release alias names ('oldstable', 'stable', etc.) and check if those URLs are still valid, i.e. if the packages made it into the according release. The following code snippet should do that:
git grep -E 'https?://[^ ]*stable[^ ]*' | egrep -o 'https?://[^ ]*stable[^ ]*' | sort -u | while read URL ; do HEAD "$URL" | fgrep -q "200 OK" || echo $URL no more returns 200 OK.; done
Especially check which packages are no more part of the upcoming stable release:
for i in $(git grep -hEo 'https://packages.debian.org/de/stable/[-a-z0-9+]+' | sed -e s/stable/testing/) ; do echo -n $i" = "; GET -SUsed $i | fgrep Title; done | fgrep "Debian -- Error"
git grep <eol-release-name> (e.g.
squeeze) and check if anything
needs to be updated or removed.