Proven tester special testing procedures: PackageKit?

John Dulaney j_dulaney at
Thu Jul 29 21:17:23 UTC 2010

Good idea, me thinks.

> Subject: Proven tester special testing procedures: PackageKit?
> From: awilliam at
> To: test at
> Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:01:36 -0700
> We've talked about special proven testers testing procedures for
> kernels, and now another candidate for special test procedures has
> emerged: PackageKit. A bug in PackageKit got out in a Fedora 13 update
> which broke update notification, which is obviously a big problem.
> PackageKit isn't actually on the critical path for F13, but it is for
> F14 and up.
> So, I'd like to propose a special testing procedure for updates to
> PackageKit (actually, any package management-related critpath update
> should be tested in this way). As well as testing package installation,
> we should test update notification and installation for such updates. We
> can consider different ways of doing this, but an easy way would be
> simply to 'yum downgrade' an installed package, then wait: within a
> short time (I'll have to check how long with Richard, I think 30 minutes
> or an hour), an update notification should appear to let you know an
> update is available to that package. If not, we have problems.
> If everyone thinks this makes sense, I'll propose a wiki draft which
> sets up a system for package-specific testing procedures and drafts such
> a procedure for PackageKit. What does everyone think of this? Thanks!
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