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Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly




Dear Santiago,

Le 15/02/2017 à 18:26, Santiago Vila a écrit :
> Hello.
> 
> The following packages FTBFS for me randomly. First column is the bug
> number, second column is the estimated probability of failure in my
> build environment, which is described here:
> 
> https://people.debian.org/~sanvila/my-building-environment.txt
> 
> Before I ask the Release Managers that they make the bugs at the top
> of this list serious again

If you do that, please at the same time ask the release team to mark
them stretch-ignore, unless you are sure the test failures indicate a
real serious bug in the package.

Regards, Thibaut.



> (using some kind of threshold, as discussed
> in Bug #844264), I would appreciate if somebody else could double check
> that those packages have indeed very flaky tests (or buggy Makefiles,
> in some cases).
> 
> [ Please report any findings to the nnnnnn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx address ].
> 
> While I agree that none of those individual bugs is more important
> than a bug of "FTBFS-always" type, some packages have a failure ratio
> so high that if we accepted that they "build from source" with such a
> high failure rate, they would effectively honor policy if we had it
> reversed, as in "packages must *not* build from source". I call this
> "the FTBFS-randomly Schrödinger paradox".
> 
> This is, however, not an invitation for the Release Managers to set
> 50% of failure rate as the threshold, that would be probably the worst
> possible interpretation of "Packages must build from source" (which is
> already Release Policy).
> 
> The current list:
> 
> 837067  1.000   libsecret
> 848063  0.990   ri-li
> 850282  0.820   influxdb (this one is already serious, thanks Adrian)
> 854686  0.556   fabric
> 854494  0.457   execnet
> 834686  0.440   ruby-httpclient
> 843038  0.400   elki
> 842244  0.390   congress
> 850506  0.327   acorn
> 850507  0.300   golang-github-tideland-golib
> 846771  0.292   python-traits
> 851722  0.288   django-pipeline
> 842836  0.250   golang-github-mxk-go-flowrate
> 854496  0.248   python-qtpy
> 844088  0.230   conversant-disruptor
> 848055  0.230   golang-github-go-chef-chef
> 834962  0.210   ruby-diaspora-vines
> 849217  0.185   jruby
> 839444  0.183   libgda5
> 850201  0.160   tendermint-go-flowrate
> 848054  0.150   debci
> 853056  0.145   txfixtures
> 854495  0.143   node-merge-stream
> 843052  0.140   libterm-filter-perl
> 852642  0.125   scoop
> 834959  0.120   golang-goleveldb
> 850414  0.110   ruby-ftw
> 832865  0.100   telepathy-python
> 
> [ The remaining packages that FTBFS randomly for me do so less than
>   10% of the time, but in either case all the figures are approximate ]
> 
> Thanks.
>