Drawing lessons from fatal SELinux bug #1054350

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Jan 24 04:20:57 UTC 2014

On Fri, 2014-01-24 at 04:18 +0000, Sérgio Basto wrote:

> > * The Update Policies must be repealed. This regression has shown us
> > that 
> > not only they totally failed at preventing it, but they are actively 
> > contributing to exposing MORE users to broken updates by delaying
> > regression 
> > fixes. (This kind of regression fixes needs to go out DIRECTLY to
> > stable!)
> Also agree, this critical packages should go directly to stable and or
> we should be able to revoke it.

TBH this has always been the one of Kevin's Big Book Of Update Policy
Complaints I find the most baffling. If we know you managed to screw up
your update once, why exactly would we just trust you to get it right
the *second* time without any testing?
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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