On ma, 14 kesä 2021, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Mon, 2021-06-14 at 15:40 +0300, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> > The fact that this blocks FreeIPA was indeed only discovered by chance
> > while the side tag rebuild was already in progress (and about to be
> > merged). I wonder haw can we improve the process to ensure problems
> > like this are known to FreeIPA maintainers since the beginning and
> > prioritized accordingly. (Ideally, the process would not only be
> > improved for FreeIPA but the entire distro.)
> Well, this is a dependency problem in the first place. When an ABI
> change happens, like a Python ABI change with 3.10 mass-rebuild, it
> should be assumed and expected that until all previously successfully
> built packages were to be rebuilt, there will be broken dependencies.
> Perhaps, we could extend our existing checks for a broken compose to be
> done on a side-tag on demand? This way mass-rebuilders could ask for
> such a run one they consider to be ready to merge and see how that
> side-tag merge would affect the distribution. I don't think we have a
> better way to detect it before the merge.
Note, we did do a limited version of this; I built a Rawhide installer
image with Python 3.10 and ran a subset of openQA tests on it. We did
not include the FreeIPA tests in that, which was a bit of an oversight;
however, FreeIPA tests failed for an unrelated reason in the compose
before the merge, so it wouldn't necessarily have turned up the issue
I think in this particular case even getting a compose closure would
have been enough to get us on track to mod_wsgi problem.
We do have the ODCS - https://pagure.io/odcs ,
- which we might be able to
use to do this in a more comprehensive and organized way, but I haven't
checked in on exactly what its capabilities are lately. I don't know if
it's possible to request a compose "like Rawhide, but with this side
tag" from it. We might also be able to get releng to hand-roll one, I
Thanks, this would be a great contribution to side-tag rebuilds.
We are using a similar tooling in RHEL *a lot* (in fact, for IDM CI
testing we do it with every package update).
/ Alexander Bokovoy
Sr. Principal Software Engineer
Security / Identity Management Engineering
Red Hat Limited, Finland