Applying packageset exceptions transitively

Iain Lane laney at
Mon Jun 8 10:06:47 UTC 2020

On Sun, Jun 07, 2020 at 02:47:51AM -0300, Rafael David Tinoco wrote:
> I will compare the results before and after your commit, tomorrow, to
> see the changes. If all good, I'll commit the changes tomorrow,
> checking all given exceptions given to us lately, and give you the
> green light - if you still need it - to put more work into this.

Thanks. I'll try to get back to this problem soon. But if someone else
has motivation, I won't mind if they want to get there before me (could
mentor if you want).

Basically I want to get to a state where you can essentially automate
the running of these scripts, since we have a fair few folks using these
automatically generated upload rights now. Here's something for the DMB
to think about wrt exceptions:

The exceptions file should be used when a package ends up in the *wrong*
automatically generated set and needs to be overridden into a different
one. This only needs to happen when something ends up in a 'more core'
set, e.g. core -> desktop or desktop -> xubuntu. For all other cases,
the flavour which wants the package should normally get it if they've
seeded it, or if for some (good) reason they need to be able to upload
it without seeding it on an image, they can use their own supported seed
to self-serve this.

Feel free to put something like that in the knowledge base if it's
helpful for you.


Iain Lane                                  [ iain at ]
Debian Developer                                   [ laney at ]
Ubuntu Developer                                   [ laney at ]
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