Taskatron depcheck broken/incomplete (was: Re: Removing packages that have broken dependencies in F21 tree)

Adam Williamson adamwill at fedoraproject.org
Sat Nov 22 02:41:37 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2014-11-16 at 01:21 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Kalev Lember wrote:
> > 2) juffed was broken by
> > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2014-14301/ . Interestingly
> > enough the update passed the Taskatron depcheck test there, even though it
> > created a new broken dependency in the repo.
> The Taskatron depcheck appears to be broken or incomplete: It might be 
> effective at checking whether the new package has any broken dependencies, 
> but it definitely does not appear to check whether the update breaks OTHER 
> packages' dependencies (at least I've seen 2 instances where it didn't catch 
> that, and this is the third). The old AutoQA got that right.


I'm sort-of volunteered to write the approach I suggested in a comment
as a new test, but it's going to have to wait until at least post-f21.
Adam Williamson
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