20:00 < mmcgrath> #startmeeting Infrastructure
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20:00 < skvidal> oh so much
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20:01 < mmcgrath> #topic who's here?
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20:01 * mmcgrath is
20:01 * lmacken
20:01 * a-k is
20:01 * heffer is too, but just by chance
20:01 * sijis
20:02 * hiemanshu
20:02 * ricky
20:02 * skvidal is
20:02 < mmcgrath> I've got 3 main things I want to talk about. The first two
should be short the third one is about updates and will likely be longer
20:02 < mmcgrath> So I'll just get started
20:02 < mmcgrath> actually 4 things, 3 are short
20:03 < mmcgrath> #topic VPN issues
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20:03 < mmcgrath> We've been seeing strange vpn issues. we saw a cluster of
like 5 outages over the span of an hour this morning.
20:03 < mmcgrath> I poked around a bit, did a couple of restarts and have benerally
been keeping an eye on things.
20:03 < mmcgrath> I thought they were fixed except that we had another one about 5
20:04 < mmcgrath> There's lots of things this could be, but the biggest vpn
change we've made was yesterday we were running on bastion2, which was xen. Now
we're running on bastion1 which is kvm.
20:04 < mmcgrath> I can't say for sure that's what is going on, but
we've seen performance issues before with misconfigured vms
20:04 < mmcgrath> anyone have any questions or concerns on that?
20:04 < sijis> could it be network itself?
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20:04 < mmcgrath> sijis: it could be
20:05 < mmcgrath> the outages are short lived and unpredictable
20:05 < mmcgrath> so it's been difficult to troubleshoot
20:05 < mmcgrath> Ok, next topic
20:05 < mmcgrath> #topic Equallogic
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20:05 < mmcgrath> It's in, it's powered up and Dgilmore has even logged into
it so he can be imprinted as it's father.
20:05 < abadger1999> :-)
20:05 < mmcgrath> but we don't think the network ports are actually configured.
20:06 < mmcgrath> so, like I said, short topic on that.
20:06 < mmcgrath> we'll keep working on it and see how it goes.
20:06 * dgilmore is here
20:06 < mmcgrath> any questions or comments on that?
20:06 < dgilmore> please give me multiple gig ports
20:06 < dgilmore> pretty please
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20:06 < mmcgrath> dgilmore: well, you should have 8 of them there.
20:06 < mmcgrath> and we can do whatever bonding we desire.
20:07 < Oxf13> WANT
20:07 < mmcgrath> Ok, nothing else on that?
20:07 < dgilmore> nothing
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20:08 < mmcgrath> buhhh
20:08 < mmcgrath> I forgot what the third thing was so we'll go right on to the
20:08 < mmcgrath> #topic Updates
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20:08 < mmcgrath> So we did a group of updates yesterday and, needless to say,
things didn't go well.
20:08 < mmcgrath> There's a number of complicated issues here.
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20:08 < mmcgrath> 1) We have latest versions of things in our repos that aren't
to be updated
20:08 < mmcgrath> 2) actually getting a list of things that are to be updated
20:09 < mmcgrath> 3) actually doing the updates.
20:09 < skvidal> okay
20:09 < skvidal> can I jump in here?
20:09 < mmcgrath> Unfortunately system updates scale horribly. Restarting httpd on
one server isn't that different from restarting it on 100 servers. But doing updates
and restarts... completely different story.
20:09 < mmcgrath> skvidal: absolutely, have at it
20:09 < skvidal> okay
20:09 < skvidal> so something we originally wrote func for was this case
20:09 < skvidal> being able to get a lot of info and act on it
20:10 < skvidal> but we never implemented this
20:10 < skvidal> b/c we got off on other things
20:10 < skvidal> so I decided to work on it this week and I have a really simple
20:10 < mmcgrath> skvidal: you're talking specifically about 3) or also 2?
20:10 < skvidal> 2 and 2
20:10 < skvidal> err
20:10 < skvidal> 2 and 3
20:10 < mmcgrath> <nod>
20:10 < skvidal> so here's the gist
20:10 < skvidal> get all updates via yumcmd.check_update via func
20:10 < skvidal> • store timestamp of check and list of updates in a dir/db with
name of host
20:10 < skvidal> • store complete list of installed pkgs for each host
20:10 < skvidal> • cmd should
20:10 < skvidal> ∘ list hosts needing updates
20:10 < skvidal> ∘ list hosts needing a certain pkg updated
20:10 < skvidal> • apply updates - glob or all
20:10 < skvidal> ∘ report results of this
20:11 < skvidal> right now I'm storing things really simply so we can search it
20:11 < Oxf13> what's with the unicode bullets?
20:11 < skvidal>
20:11 < skvidal> Oxf13: from my gnote notes - sorry
20:11 < Oxf13> s'ok
20:11 < skvidal> Oxf13: I use it to brainstorm then paste it in places
20:12 < Oxf13> skvidal: ditoo
20:12 < Oxf13> -o+t
20:12 < skvidal> the idea would be to have the script run using func, async, at
regular intervals (maybe only once a day is enough)
20:12 < mmcgrath> skvidal: so lets flash forward to where all this work is done and
is in place. What would we do come update day?
20:12 < skvidal> to know what';s on the boxes and their status
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20:12 < skvidal> func-yum -h hostname --pkg pkgname --update
20:13 < skvidal> or
20:13 < skvidal> func-yum --update
20:13 < skvidal> which hits all the hosts
20:13 < skvidal> or func-yum -h hostglob --pkg pkgglob --update
20:13 < mmcgrath> will we get any output or feedback from that?
20:13 < skvidal> then the results of those runs will be stored in
20:14 < skvidal> mmcgrath: so you can see what the results are explicitly
20:14 < skvidal> w/o having to chase all over the place
20:14 < skvidal> does that make sense?
20:14 < mmcgrath> <nod> yeah. I like that, pssh does something similar for
20:14 < skvidal> so I've got the storing info
20:14 < skvidal> and updates part working
20:15 < skvidal> I need to update func and certmaster for our hosts
20:15 < skvidal> b/c we're running an old one
20:15 < skvidal> which doesn't support the --timeout option :)
20:15 < skvidal> which is important here
20:15 < skvidal> and then one more thing I'm working on is
20:15 < skvidal> func-yum --status
20:15 < skvidal> which spits out the status of the hosts as it last knew it
20:15 < skvidal> so things like:
20:15 < skvidal> Last Checked: timestamp
20:15 < skvidal> Last Updated: timestamp
20:15 < skvidal> updates available: #of pkgs
20:16 < skvidal> installed pkgs: #of pkgs
20:16 < skvidal> orphans: #of pkgs
20:16 < skvidal> which seems like a reasonable set of things to list out
20:16 < mmcgrath> skvidal: do you need any help with that?
20:16 < skvidal> sure - it's just a single script
20:16 < mmcgrath> smooge: you around? we haven't heard from you yet? :)
20:16 < skvidal> I'm hoping to post a draft of it this afternoon
20:16 < mmcgrath> skvidal: excellent.
20:16 < smooge> yes
20:16 < smooge> sorry
20:16 < skvidal> one place where I do need help
20:16 < smooge> I have this meeting an hour from now
20:16 < skvidal> smooge: :)
20:17 < smooge> changing
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20:17 < skvidal> is the error reporting/catching
20:17 < skvidal> there are lots of things that get in the way here
20:17 < mmcgrath> skvidal: yeah, and we've had some bad luck with conflicts in
20:17 < skvidal> and I want to make sure I catch and report all the errors sanely
20:17 < skvidal> mmcgrath: mmm conflicts
20:17 < skvidal> mmcgrath: so, something we should consider doing
20:17 < skvidal> even though it is a pain in the arse
20:17 < skvidal> is running yum transactions for updates with tsflags=test
20:18 < skvidal> which does EVERYTHING but nothing actually gets written out
20:18 < smooge> ok catching up.. the big issue that I had was that about 1/3 of
systems required manual flag changes to yum to work
20:18 < skvidal> and no scriptlets are actually run
20:18 < skvidal> smooge: manual flag changes like what?
20:18 < smooge> --exclude --disablerepo
20:18 < skvidal> hmm, disablerepo?
20:18 < skvidal> I sortof get 'exclude'
20:18 < mmcgrath> skvidal: would that do a full download of the package? because I
was thinking about doing that as part of a pre-update thing so we don't pound puppet1
with updates and so when the actual time comes it takes less time.
20:19 < mmcgrath> if what you want does download the package, we could kill two
birds with one stone.
20:19 < skvidal> mmcgrath: yes - it does everything including run the transaction
but it runs it in rpm's test mode which does nothing
20:19 < smooge> skvidal, there are a couple of boxes that have outside repositories
and updates will come up squirrely unless I turn off the repos. Thankfully disable repo
only occurs on .stg and publictest boxes normally
20:19 < skvidal> mmcgrath: for a good time set tsflags=test in yum.conf under [main]
and forget about it
20:19 < skvidal> mmcgrath: it's great fun trying to figure out why you ALWAYS
have new updates
20:20 < mmcgrath> heheheh
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20:20 < skvidal> smooge: if we know the set of updates we mandate we could only
explicitly enable those
20:20 < mmcgrath> smooge: so what were some of the biggest issues you ran into with
this last round of updates?
20:20 < smooge> ok slowness of updates.
20:20 < skvidal> smooge: taking too long to download or too long to install?
20:21 < Oxf13> (or too long between udpate sessions)
20:21 < mmcgrath> smooge: the actual 'yum -y update' part?
20:21 < smooge> 1) slowness of updates. some boxes sit for 2-3 minutes on
installation of rpm glibc and such..
20:21 * nirik notes doing them more regularly would help with that.
20:21 < skvidal> smooge: yah - that's rpm fingerprinting - and there's
nothing we can do until rhel6
20:21 < smooge> 2) slowness of updates. slow network to outside. ibiblio was slower
20:21 < mmcgrath> nirik: so would downloading the packages earlier. We already do
20:21 < ricky> Do we ever not want an update available from the RHEL updates?
20:22 < smooge> 3) errors in updates. various packages would spew scriplet %post
errors I wanted to make sure they were ok
20:22 < nirik> well, that would help with the download part, but not the applying
20:22 < ricky> If not, could that just be automated so we just need to think about
20:22 < smooge> 4) conflicting packages.
20:22 < smooge> 5) systems not coming back due to rawhide+xen
20:22 < mmcgrath> yeah rawhide + xen is an absolute bitch
20:23 < mmcgrath> I wonder if we moved our rawhide boxes to KVM if we'd have a
better go at them.
20:23 < smooge> 6) updating 8 boxes at once on a xen box cause slowness.
20:23 < mmcgrath> nirik: how often do you think is good to do updates?
20:23 * mmcgrath thinks this is a good discussion to have
20:24 < sijis> we currently do them monthly?
20:24 < smooge> nirik the locality of a 'proxy' for the remote boxes would
make some of the delays easier to know. I can deal with 10 minute wait on install.. but
watching a package stop downloading for that long gets me wondering
20:24 < mmcgrath> sijis: yeah, unless there's security updates.
20:24 < Oxf13> mmcgrath: we'd have a much better go with rawhide on kvm
20:24 < nirik> well, for our customers we do them daily if they are not requiring a
reboot. ;) If they are, we schedule a day and/or time to do them and do reboots.
20:24 < Oxf13> mmcgrath: but any rawhide host has a inherent risk of not coming back
after a change
20:24 < nirik> most rhel updates are security updates.
20:24 < mmcgrath> nirik: how are you doing them?
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20:25 < Oxf13> nirik: sadly, there has been more and more of non-security updates in
the EL channels as of late
20:25 < mmcgrath> Oxf13: and we're still averaging 1 kernel update / month.
20:25 < mmcgrath> which has also been a PITA.
20:25 < mmcgrath> We may want to be more careful about the kernel updates and
determine if we really need to reboot.
20:26 < nirik> I typically use 'mussh'... run a check-update over a group
(different host lists/groups) and make sure they are all things we know what they are,
then use mussh with 'yum -y' and apply them. Then go back and restart anything
that needs restarting.
20:26 < nirik> yeah, kernel updates have gone way up in frequency it seems like. ;(
20:26 < mmcgrath> I don't know wtf that's about but it is very annoying
20:26 < mmcgrath> smooge: ok, so back to the issues you saw
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20:26 < mmcgrath> those are all generally things I see when I do updates
20:27 < mmcgrath> and I think with some work much of it can be automated.
20:27 < nirik> some of the kernel updates however we have applied and not rebooted
20:27 < smooge> and while it can be paralleled I didn't get to the part where I
wasn't dealing with potential races til way after the window for updates should have
20:27 < mmcgrath> nirik: yeah
20:28 < smooge> so we are about 1/2 updated
20:28 < smooge> we still have most remote locations to do
20:28 < skvidal> okay so test transacting would help find systems which are more
likely to die
20:28 < mmcgrath> skvidal: just curious, how long do you think it'll be before
you're ready to actually test?
20:28 < mmcgrath> because it sounds like smooge still has some to do, but we freeze
next week for the alpha.
20:29 < skvidal> I need func updated on some boxes - so I could test on the ones I
20:29 < smooge> mmcgrath, I am wanting to postmortem yesterday since I felt I was
just shit-canning our infrastructure
20:29 < skvidal> I was going to start by testing people1
20:29 < smooge> I haven't updated that box at all
20:29 < smooge> skvidal, so it should be good for a test
20:29 < mmcgrath> smooge: naw, you did fine, the only bad ones were that
xen4-mgmt's RSA-II decided to stop working (which made the shutdown -h a problem)
20:29 < smooge> the next issue I ran into was that things like transifex should not
have been updated ..
20:30 < mmcgrath> and the other one was just waiting for db3 to come back online,
lvm + large shares is annoying.
20:30 < mmcgrath> smooge: yea, and that's the last thing I want to talk about
20:30 < smooge> I think xen4 is having real issues
20:30 < skvidal> brb
20:30 < mmcgrath> Basically we need to have a test repo
20:30 < mmcgrath> and not enable it anywhere.
20:30 < mmcgrath> ricky: you're working on transifex now right?
20:30 < nirik> is epel-testing enabled everywhere?
20:30 < smooge> nirik yes
20:30 < ricky> Yeah, I wasn't aware there was a new package in EPEL
20:30 < mmcgrath> nirik: at the moment it is and we have very few problems with it
20:31 < mmcgrath> smooge: whats the puppet epel-test thing you ran into?
20:31 < smooge> puppet is the usual one
20:31 < mmcgrath> ricky: oh the new transifex is in epel?
20:31 < ricky> Did you guys get issues with puppet? I've been testing the
latest version without any pain
20:31 < nirik> yeah, just another source of package updates... if you could reduce
the need for that it would help make updates easier.
20:31 < mmcgrath> ricky: I didn't think so but I've heard people complaining
about it so I must have missed it.
20:31 < smooge> a couple of php packages on some box a while back.
20:31 < ricky> Er, I'm not sure, maybe it came from the infra repo
20:31 < mmcgrath> smooge: did we have a puppet update go bad recently?
20:31 < ricky> Always make sure to update the puppetmaster first on puppet updates
20:31 < smooge> and one time a bad-scriplet that left me two packages on the box
20:31 < mmcgrath> ricky: can you check real quick?
20:31 < smooge> mmcgrath, 3x last month
20:32 < ricky> It's from infra, my mistake
20:32 < mmcgrath> smooge: we had 3 puppet updates? or we had 3 of them go bad?
20:32 < mmcgrath> what happened?
20:32 < ricky> Maybe we need an infrastructure-test for this special staging stuff
20:32 < smooge> mmcgrath, I did the updates in sections last month
20:32 < mmcgrath> ricky: yeah that's what I'm proposing
20:32 < ricky> Otherwise, if we decide to rebuild app1, we need to special case a
bunch of stuff
20:32 < mmcgrath> smooge: but what happened?
20:32 < ricky> **appX
20:32 < smooge> mmcgrath, so there were 2-3 pushes of puppet packages and each time
I seemed to get some boxes updated to the new stuff
20:32 < smooge> which broke puppet1 so I had to then update it and the boxes I had
20:33 < mmcgrath> what broke though?
20:33 < mmcgrath> like what were the errors?
20:33 < smooge> puppet couldn't talk to them.
20:33 < smooge> I didn't find the error.. ricky let me know 2-3 days after I had
done the updates when he caught it
20:33 < mmcgrath> the new versions of puppet couldn't talk to the old
puppetmaster or the other way around?
20:33 < mmcgrath> ricky: do you remember what happened there?
20:33 < ricky> The server is generally backwards compatible
20:33 < smooge> I think it was the clients weren't getting updates
20:33 < ricky> So if you accidentally update a client, update the server and check
if stuff works - no need to rush on updating clients
20:34 < smooge> so various boxes were in lala land for a couple of days.
20:34 < ricky> I don't remember what happened :-/
20:34 < mmcgrath> yeah
20:34 < ricky> The only thing that should cause pain is a client update without the
corresponding server one though
20:34 < ricky> So it must have been that if anything, I guess.
20:34 < mmcgrath> ricky: are you still getting errors sent to you?
20:34 < smooge> but I am trying to piece from xchatlogs
20:35 < ricky> I'm still getting a ton of errors, but most are an unrelated
SELinux thing (and lack of mount ACLs in staging)
20:35 < ricky> I think we can reenable puppet email to everybody once that SELinux
thing gets fixed
20:35 < mmcgrath> ricky: k
20:36 < mmcgrath> Ok, so I'll create a new testing repo, put it on all the
servers but make it so you have to explicitly enable it to use it.
20:36 < smooge> mmcgrath, I am working on a short blurb for what I have done in the
past and what we could see if it works for us
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20:36 < smooge> its longer than IRC level so will send to infrastructure list later
20:37 < mmcgrath> smooge: k, is it vastly different from what we've generally
agreed upon here?
20:37 < smooge> ricky can I get them right now even with the selinux stuff
20:37 < mmcgrath> OH! that reminds me, another thing we didn't do this time
20:37 < ricky> So any thoughts about automating updates that come from RHEL as
opposed to EPEL/Infra repo?
20:37 < smooge> I am not sure.. it could be :)
20:37 < mmcgrath> we didn't update in staging first.
20:37 < ricky> smooge: Really? As in emails in the form of "Puppet Report for
20:37 < mmcgrath> or if we did staging didn't function well for us.
20:37 < smooge> ricky please
20:38 < smooge> ricky best way for me to learn
20:38 < smooge> mmcgrath, the issues I had with updating staging was a couple
20:38 < ricky> Oh, sorry - I thought you said you were getting them, not that you
wanted to get them
20:38 < ricky> Sure thing
20:38 < smooge> 1) stuff wasn't exactly the same as in production
20:38 < mmcgrath> ricky: share the pain :)
20:38 < smooge> 2) boxes are spread out over many xen servers which needed to be
rebooted due to xen changes
20:38 < smooge> 3) which affected boxes that weren't staging
20:39 < mmcgrath> I'm more specifically wondering how we missed the transifex
and fedoracommunity updates, because neither of those rpms are capable of working in our
environment at the moment.
20:39 < mmcgrath> I mean, once we have the testing repo in place, that might be
fixed, but it'd still be good to have a way to catch it
20:40 < smooge> I can go check the logs, but I do not think they had been updated on
those boxes til I got to them
20:40 < mmcgrath> smooge: thats what I mean, once you updated them did you check to
see they were still working?
20:40 < smooge> so yes they had not been properly tested
20:40 < smooge> I get it slowly
20:41 < mmcgrath> smooge: one thing I had started working on but need to get back to
20:41 < mmcgrath>
20:41 < mmcgrath> .tiny
20:41 < smooge> mmcgrath, no I had not.. to be honest I didn't grok that it was
20:41 < zodbot> mmcgrath: http://tinyurl.com/yeocsvz
20:41 < mmcgrath> sorry
20:41 < mmcgrath> ah yeah.
20:41 < mmcgrath> one thing I usually try to do is update staging first and make
sure they're all still working before moving on
20:41 < mmcgrath> that's a good step to add to our SOP
20:41 < sijis> is stg done a day or so prior to prod?
20:42 < mmcgrath> smooge: but that link has some scripts I was working on to
basically go out and hit our environment, doing tests for 200's, things like that.
20:42 < smooge> I thought changes to transifex would have been tested before I got
to them... I am quite guilty of Somebody Elses Problem field
20:42 < smooge> sijis, it will be
20:42 < sijis> ah ok. good
20:42 < mmcgrath> smooge: well, there's multiple types of tests involved, but
it's always up to us to verify things are working when we're the ones making the
20:42 < smooge> sijis, I will add that to my self-flaggelation email I am writing
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20:43 < smooge> mmcgrath, yes. I agree I got caught up in trying to get everything
done by window and didn't do my job properly.
20:43 < mmcgrath> We don't exactly make it easy :)
20:44 < smooge> admitting you screwed up is the first step in scew-a-holics
20:44 < mmcgrath> hopefully after skvidal's work is done updates won't be
such a big deal.
20:44 < skvidal> we'll see
20:45 < mmcgrath> smooge: but yeah, take a look at those
20:45 < mmcgrath> they're nifty :)
20:45 < mmcgrath> ok, anyone have anything else on this topic before we move on?
20:46 < smooge> another repo I need to check out. is that ok for my office box or
should it stay inside the colo?
20:46 < smooge> I am done
20:46 < ricky> It's public
20:46 < mmcgrath> smooge: that one's ok to do whatever with, it's on
20:46 < ricky> (As in, git://git.fedorahosted.org/git/fedora-infrastructure.git
20:47 < smooge> ok
20:47 < abadger1999> smooge, mmcgrath: Staging is a hybrid environment though.... I
think fedoracomunity and transifex are both updated beyond production in staging.
20:47 < mmcgrath> they're both in some weird state for sure.
20:48 < smooge> abadger1999, my writeup covers a possible fix. BY ADDING MORE
BUREAUCRACY. No not really.. wanted to see if skvidal was awke yet
20:48 < mmcgrath> Ok, well lets all think on this some more and re-group next week.
20:48 < skvidal> smooge: thanks, you're a prince
20:48 < mmcgrath> #topic search engine
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20:48 < mmcgrath> a-k: any update on the search engine?
20:48 < abadger1999> The new repo will go a long ways.
20:48 * mmcgrath is trying to speed things up since we've only got 10 minutes or so
20:48 < a-k> Really fast update... No progress to report this week
20:48 < smooge> skvidal, you are welcome. I see you get enough ribbing as it is so I
owe you a lunch at a cafe next time I am in NC
20:49 < mmcgrath> a-k: no worries
20:49 < mmcgrath> #topic Freeze
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20:49 * ricky shivers
20:49 < mmcgrath> Just a reminder, we freeze for two weeks starting next tuesday
20:49 < skvidal> smooge: remember, I'm one of your followers :)
20:49 < sijis> ricky: funny (not) :)
20:49 < smooge> YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL
20:49 < abadger1999> skvidal: One thing I'm anticipating -- new pkgdb won't
go into production in time for this freeze. There's just too many outstanding
20:50 < smooge> ok freeze tag
20:50 < skvidal> abadger1999: :(
20:50 < ricky> Just a heads up, we may try to get a change request in for transifex
20:50 < abadger1999> That means, tags from the pkgdb and critpath won't be there
until after we unfreeze.
20:50 < smooge> ok when are we freezing exactly
20:50 < skvidal> abadger1999: fooey
20:50 < ricky> Docs needs this badly for their translations
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20:50 < mmcgrath> smooge: the 16th
20:50 < G> brrr, it's cold in here :P
20:50 -!- mether [~Rahul(a)220.127.116.11] has quit Ping timeout: 252 seconds
20:50 < smooge> abadger1999, can we go for a change request for the change?
20:51 < abadger1999> Welll...
20:51 < mmcgrath> ricky: no way to get it in before the freeze?
20:51 < abadger1999> Oxf13: Under the new no frozen rawhide, when are we doing mass
20:51 < Oxf13> abadger1999: alpha freeze
20:51 < Oxf13> so... tuesday
20:52 < ricky> That might happen as well - I'll try to get some test repos setup
and tested by this weekend
20:52 < abadger1999> Okay... smooge, If mass branching is done, I might do it via
20:52 < abadger1999> But I'm very hesitant.
20:52 -!- jaxjaxmob [~jaxjaxmob(a)18.104.22.168] has quit Ping timeout: 256 seconds
20:52 < mmcgrath> abadger1999: whats the worry?
20:52 -!- gholms|mbp is now known as gholms
20:52 < mmcgrath> techniaclly if the mass branch is part of the release, it's
not actually frozen.
20:52 < ricky> I'm not sure if we need specific testing for docs' use case
though, since they're apparently the big consumers for this update
20:53 < abadger1999> mmcgrath: Lots of changes, lots of bugs I noticed and squashed,
sync script is slow, db is huge.
20:53 < mmcgrath> abadger1999: oh, this is all related to the work you're doing
20:53 < smooge> abadger1999, ok thanks
20:54 < abadger1999> mmcgrath: Yep. And a little part of it is just that I
didn't do the majority of the code this time so my gut doesn't trust all of the
changes that went in yet.
20:54 < mmcgrath> abadger1999: <nod> well as that comes let me know how I can
20:54 < abadger1999> Some time in staging will let me know what to expect.
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20:55 < abadger1999> ricky, mmcgrath, skvidal: So here's a question -- is tx
update more important than new pkgdb?
20:55 < abadger1999> new pkgdb gets us tags and critpath which we need.
20:55 < abadger1999> But it sounds like the tx update needs some love and is
important as well.
20:55 < ricky> The tx update is a blocker for docs, so it's pretty important
20:56 < ricky> Right now, we have it running in staging - we need test repos
(ideally test repos that test docs workflow) and also some config file cleanup.
20:56 < smooge> ricky, its just documentation.. i mean next we will be worrying
about quality assurance :)
20:56 < abadger1999> Do you guys want me to switch over to working on tx instead of
pkgdb since I already am sure pkgdb is going to slip?
20:56 < ricky> (This is why puppet is currently disabled on app01.stg, sorry for
hogging it :-))
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20:57 < mmcgrath> abadger1999: I don't really know I have the knowledge to
20:57 < mmcgrath> I don't know what tx not making it in would mean
20:57 < G> mmcgrath: no French/German/etc translations?
20:57 < ricky> .ticket 1455
20:57 < zodbot> ricky: #1455 (transifex upgrade) - Fedora Infrastructure - Trac -
20:57 < mmcgrath> G: for what? we had german and french translations for F12
20:58 < mmcgrath> that's my confusion
20:58 < ricky> My info is what sparks said on the second-to-last comment
20:58 < ricky> Apparently docs translations need certain features from tx 0.7
20:58 < abadger1999> "This will adversely affect the Release Notes and all
other Docs Guides if not completed by Mar 11."
20:58 < mmcgrath> huh? why
20:58 < ricky> Looking at that comment again though, the date is past the freeze, so
not as much of a rush as I thought
20:59 < mmcgrath> ricky: k
20:59 < mmcgrath> well since we're about done I'm going to open the floor
21:00 < mmcgrath> #topic open floor
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21:00 < mmcgrath> anyone have anything they'd like to quickly discuss?
21:00 < smooge> i had something.. sneezed and forgot it
21:00 < smooge> don't turn 40.. its the new 80
21:00 < mmcgrath> hahaha
21:00 < mmcgrath> Ok, and with that
21:00 < abadger1999> :-)
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