Re: autopkgtest results influencing migration from unstable to testing
- Date: Thu, 3 May 2018 13:17:41 +0100
- From: Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: autopkgtest results influencing migration from unstable to testing
Paul Gevers writes ("Re: autopkgtest results influencing migration from unstable to testing"):
> On 03-05-18 04:32, Simon Quigley wrote:
> > opinion, passing autopkgtests should be a release migration requirement,
> > and not just with my Ubuntu hat on (because it has a correlation to
> > higher quality packages).
> In my perception, the biggest reason is a social one. The is resistance
> to the fact that issues with autopkgtests out of one's control can block
> one's package (this is quite different than in Ubuntu). There is some
> fear that buggy autopkgtests in reverse dependencies of major packages
> will just mean more work for the maintainers of those packages. We'll
> need to iron those out (the buggy autopktests and the fear) and show
> that we can robustly handle it as a project.
Yes. I very much want this to be blocking, but this has been a decade
in the making. We can wait a little longer. There is absolutely no
need to make a big and disruptive change right away.
One change that will have to come soon is that I think that *flaky*
(rather than merely always-failing) autopkgtests are going to have to
be treated as an RC bug.
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