A proposal for Fedora updates

Sérgio Basto sergio at serjux.com
Fri Mar 27 16:00:54 UTC 2015

On Sex, 2015-03-27 at 09:06 +1100, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've been a bit perplexed by the Fedora updates recently (talking about
> F-21 specifically). Many of them appear to be obsolete the moment they
> hit stable, sometimes even testing.
> Take the kernel, for instance. 3.19.2-201.fc21 replaced the previous
> build in bodhi on the 24th. It is still not in testing as I'm writing
> this (although the updates system says it is). Take Firefox. Submitted
> on 23rd, took 3 days to appear anywhere where "regular" folks can test
> it (which is actually stable). Then there are updates (e.g. dovecot)
> that have been built in koji, but appear nowhere, probably because
> person that built it forgot to submit it.
> Can we create a fedora-updates-newbuild repo or something, which would
> have a different key used for signing (i.e. not the one where a human
> does the signing) and could be accessed using yum pretty much
> immediately after the build has been created and flagged to go into this
> repo if it succeeds?
> So, something like:
> fedpkg build --push-to-newbuild
> Stoopid? Irrelevant? Exists but I'm not aware of it?

as I point out here [1] , I think: The push to testing should be more
quickly than push to stable. Also if we got a faster push to testing we
can also do another rule: Can't push to stable without push to testing
first .  


Best regards,
Sérgio M. B.

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