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

Till Maas opensource at
Sun Sep 11 20:31:55 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 10:44:35AM -0400, Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
> On 09/11/2011 04:33 AM, 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?
> Maybe there needs to be a classification for rawhide similar to the 
> karma system for updates-testing, but limited to just a set of packages 
> that should just always work (maybe openssh would be one).  For such 
> packages, there should be a test validation set that the maintainer runs 
> to automatically allow the package into rawhide.

AutoQA will eventually allow to run functional tests for packages afaik.
This is imho the right place to put more effort into.


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