Critpath updates process broken for certain components

Hans de Goede hdegoede at
Sun Oct 2 11:54:57 UTC 2011


On 10/01/2011 11:13 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM, Hans de Goede<hdegoede at>  wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Please note that I'm not claiming that the critpath process is broken
>> in general. But it does not work for certain components. To be specific
>> it does not work for Xorg drivers for non common hardware.
>> This morning bodhi send me 3 mails with the following subjects:
>> [Fedora Update] [CRITPATH] [old_testing_critpath] xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.21-3.fc14
>> [Fedora Update] [CRITPATH] [old_testing_critpath] xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.21-5.fc15
>> [Fedora Update] [CRITPATH] [old_testing_critpath] xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.21-5.fc16
>> Of which the first update has been in updates-testing since 2011-04-23 !!!
>> I know that Adam Williamson uses spice enabled vm's and thus the qxl driver
>> for various QA tasks. I've asked him repeatedly to look at these, but all
>> to no avail. Note I'm not blaming Adam for this, we all need to prioritize
>> our time, so I completely understand that he has not gotten around to
>> looking at these. I'm merely trying to documents my efforts to make the
>> critpath procedure work for the qxl driver.
>> So there you have it, I hope that an update being stuck in updates-testing for
>> 4+ months clearly show that some parts of the critpath process need to be re-thought.
> There is a ticket open with fesco to improve the critpath process. You
> can see the proposed changes on the link below.

Thanks for the link I've added my 2 cents to the ticket.



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