RFC: auto-generated packageset for Canonical OEM enablement metapackages

Robie Basak robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 22 15:02:04 UTC 2021


Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this.

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 04:07:12PM +0100, Iain Lane wrote:
> All sounds great. Together with FourDollars I've written a first version 
> of the script, which is here:
>   https://code.launchpad.net/~laney/+git/oem-meta-packageset-sync

> As it's a new repository I don't have a good way to do this via a merge 
> request (Launchpad can't create genuinely empty repositories AFAIK). So 
> feel free to let me know what you think here and when everyone's happy 
> you can push it to somewhere under ~developer-membership-board.

I reviewed the script, and it looks good. So I've pushed your git
repository to
and presumably we can proceed from there now, with MPs as needed, etc.

> The only thing I haven't done from the list above here is mailing 
> devel-permissions. I was thinking that I'd set cron up to do this via 
> `MAILTO`, if that's acceptable.

This sounds fine to me.

> Would someone be able to create a PPA under 
> ~canonical-oem-metapackage-uploaders, please? I was thinking it would be 
> called "oem-metapackage-staging". Then I can update the script to look 
> at the final location.


> You can run it with `--debug --dry-run` to get a sense of what it's 
> going to do. And also feel free to run without `--dry-run` too, to see 
> if that works since I'm obviously unable to test that part.  It should 
> be harmless to commit changes to this packageset since it currently has 
> no uploaders beyond ~ubuntu-core-dev.

This worked well, and I ran it without --dry-run so the packageset is
updated now. I then changed the ownership over to ~ubuntu-archive for
the three created packagesets.

I think that you can set up the cron job (and mail) for ~ubuntu-archive
now, and then we'll be done? I suggest pinning the commit to pull the
script from, to prevent ~developer-membership-board from running
arbitrary code as ~ubuntu-archive. But that's up to ~ubuntu-archive :)

> Finally, on IRC Robie asked for a bit of documentation about the archive 
> team's role, to sit alongside the text on the DMB's knowledge base. I 
> wrote something short:
>   https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArchiveAdministration#OEM_metapackages
> and also some text in the header of the script itself.
> Do also let me know if you'd like any clarifications there.

Looks good - thanks! With the rest of the pieces at the DMB end in place
now, is that enough to resolve the incomplete bits?

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