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

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Wed Sep 22 15:05:30 UTC 2010


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On 09/22/2010 04:14 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> That would likely be an improvement, but have you thought through the
> interaction issues? Builds are rarely standalone, so we need to figure
> out which builds go with which other builds so they can be tested
> together. Or we can test an entire Rawhide push at one time, but in that
> case, which package do you block if the automated test fails? All of
> them? Pick one at random? Try and write heuristics so AutoQA can figure
> out which package to block?

The way I was thinking is this.

There would be two tags, rawhide and rawhide-pending.  the rawhide tag
(or whatever it is an alias for) is where things go that have passed
autoqa.  rawhide-pending is where things go that have not yet passed
auto-qa, and is the first stop after a build.

When things land in rawhide-pending an autotest run is ran in two
stages.  One stage just uses what's currently in rawhide.  If it passes,
let it through.  If it fails, do another stage that includes all the
packages in rawhide /and/ rawhide-pending for it's repodata. If the
package passes it will have to be marked as requiring something that is
in -pending and not in rawhide yet.  Insert some magic here.

It isn't going to be perfect, but it'll definitely be better than what
we have now.

- -- 
Jesse Keating
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