On Wed, 2010-12-01 at 16:15 -0700, Nathanael D. Noblet wrote:
> fedora-easy-karma makes it very, very easy. Have you tried it?
> run it, at a console, and it detects all the packages you have installed
> from updates-testing, gives you the description of each, and asks you to
> provide feedback for each (or skip). It's really a one-stop. It's
> described in the proven tester documentation, but really all you need to
> know is 'yum install fedora-easy-karma', 'fedora-easy-karma'. It has
> --critpath-only parameter to show only critpath updates, if you're in a
> hurry and just want to provide feedback on the most important updates.
Well I knew of fedora-easy-karma because of that thread, however I
didn't know it did everything I wanted. I thought it allowed you to
easily add karma to an update you've installed... Again, even though
fedora-easy-karma can give me a list of packages to install and test,
this requires me to think 'hey should I run fedora-easy-karma' to see if
any packages I'm interested in are available for testing?.. As opposed
to the case where updates are made available via PK and I just get
notified they are there. So if I can create a list of packages I'm
interested in testing, or a list of packages to exclude. And it checks
like PK does and informs me when packages need testing, great. Otherwise
as lame as it is, I'll rarely think 'I should see if something needs
testing'. Unless something I *need* needs testing and I know because
I've filed the bug or am otherwise cc'd on it.
f-e-k doesn't install updates, it works with what's already installed.
the intended workflow is that you have updates-testing enabled and just
install everything that becomes available through it (so just run
regular updates with it enabled); then you run f-e-k regularly and it
figures out which of the currently installed packages come from
updates-testing and hence require karma, and asks you to provide karma
for each one in turn.
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