openssh: no pre-release sanity check? [Re: ssh-to-rawhide hangs

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Sun Sep 11 17:20:53 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 12:18:51PM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Frank Murphy wrote:
> > On 11/09/11 09:33, Jim Meyering wrote:
> >> darrell pfeifer wrote:
> >>> Fails for me too, with the same error.
> >>
> >> Thanks for confirming that.
> >>
> >> I don't mean to be rude or inflammatory, but do have to wonder how such
> >> a fundamentally-broken package was released -- even to rawhide.  In the
> >> fedora openssh release process, isn't there some sort of sanity check
> >> that would catch this before inflicting it on all rawhide users?
> >
> > Is not rawhide "the sanity check", even if used productively by many?
> I was thinking of something more like "make check" (that would
> run a test suite), or "maintainer gives it a spin before releasing".
> But maybe something about the maintainer's set-up was different
> enough that those tests would all pass.

That seems to be what libguestfs is for.

At least, we're the first to discover many qemu/kernel bugs, because
we're the first to actually try to boot new Rawhide combinations.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat
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