Creating the principia distribution

Francis J. Lacoste francis.lacoste at
Wed May 25 20:43:11 UTC 2011

I've renamed the principia project to principia-tools. This may (or may not) 
break existing check-out. (We fixed that bug a couple of weeks ago, but I'm 
not sure if we upgraded the stacked-on branch for all existing project yet.)

Anyway, there didn't seem to be much active branches, so a simple rebranching 
will do.

The creation of the actual distribution is tracked in RT #46001 (Our LOSAs are 
sprinting this week, so wasn't able to do this in real-time with them).

I'll keep you posted.

Francis J. Lacoste
francis.lacoste at

On May 20, 2011, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Francis J. Lacoste's message of Fri May 20 12:13:54 -0700 
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > Last week at UDS, we discussed using a Launchpad distribution to track
> > development (branches and bugs) of Ensemble formulas.
> > 
> > Instead of putting everything in the principia project, sourcepackage in
> > that context would be a formula. That allows per formula bug and
> > branches, while maintaining the relationship amonst them in the
> > "Principa" distribution.
> > 
> > Using distributions in that way will raise some bugs in Launchpad. We
> > will iron out the experience as we find them.
> > 
> > Off the start, we already know about two important ones:
> > 
> > - this is the one
> > about creating source package names which act as components in the
> > bugtracker.
> > 
> > - this is about
> > making it possible to file bugs even though soyuz isn't being used.
> > 
> > There is a work-around for the first one (upload an empty package to a
> > PPA with the wanted sourcepackage name). And since most of the existing
> > formulas reuse the name of the Ubuntu package (haproxy, mediawiki,
> > etc.), the impact of the second one is also limited currently.
> > 
> > Nonetheless, these two bugs were escalated and will be taken care of by
> > our maintenance squads shortly.
> > 
> > So unless there are objections, I'd like to rename the existing principia
> > project to principa-old and deactivate it. I would create a new
> > distribution called 'principia' (with the same owner). We should then
> > upload branches for the existing formulas.
> > 
> > Objections, comments?
> This all sounds great. Can I ask that the current project be renamed
> to 'principia-tools', and kept alive, instead?  There are a number of
> little things in there that I need a place for. I'll go ahead and drop
> the formulas directory once the distro is setup and all the branches
> are moved over. I fully expect at some point that these tools will be
> part of ensemble itself, but right now they're just hacks that aren't
> really appropriate and will likely be made obsolete by the repository
> management stuff that is planned.
> If its not possible to keep it alive, thats fine too, just let me know
> so I can import the bzr tree and start the new project.
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