Fedora "backports" repo? (Was Re: PostgreSQL 9 for F14?)

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Wed Sep 22 14:57:47 UTC 2010

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On 09/22/2010 04:14 PM, Al Dunsmuir wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:19:28 PM, Jesse wrote:
>> On 09/22/2010 04:07 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-09-22 at 10:24 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>>> This is reasonably easy to fix: we should do some testing and withhold
>>>> packages from Rawhide if they don't pass some basic sanity checks
>>>> (eg. does it boot, can an X server be started).
>>> That's basically the proven testers process, which at present is running
>>> around capacity trying to cover three releases (two current stable, plus
>>> Branched). I'm really not sure we could manage another release,
>>> especially one like Rawhide where people have a right to expect updates
>>> to land quickly.
>> I think the idea is to apply an AutoQA filter between the builds and
>> showing up in rawhide, not applying a bunch of human tester filters and
>> bodhi.
> Add   a  separate  rawhide-testing  repo as a staging area for changes
> (equivalent   to   updates-testing in a branched release).
> - Use autoqu to run basic tests and dependency checks.
> - Use a subset of the controls for branched releases.
> The  focus  should  be  that once dependencies and any package-provide
> tests   are  good  things  can  quickly  and  automatically  move into
> rawhide.
> Suggestions re controls:
> Make the delay for automatic promotion short (say 2 days delay instead
> of  a  week).  Let bad karma hold back bad updates, but make promotion
> easier  than  for  a  branched  release.  Don't  tie  up  proventester
> resources.  Allow developers to push directly to rawhide if the autoqa
> tests pass - require FES override otherwise.
> In  other  words,  create  a  sane  system that parallels that used by
> branched releases.
> Al

I don't see the need to actually publish a "rawhide-testing" repo.  Just
rawhide.  If a package passes autoqa, let it in.  If a maintainer waives
the autoqa failure, let it in.  I really don't want to run bodhi on rawhide.

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