Lintian and piuparts testing of Ubuntu

Ming Hua minghua at
Sun Dec 16 04:33:46 GMT 2007

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 04:53:03PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> I have started running lintian and piuparts on Ubuntu.

Thanks for this work, Lars.


> The most useful directory of piuparts logs is [6], the failed ones. I do
> not yet report bugs for these, since the archive is in a lot of flux, so
> whatever I report today might already be fixed tomorrow anyway. However,
> it would be helpful, if package maintainers would have a peek at [6]
> whenever they are touching a package anyway.
> [6]
> If someone were to want to go through the log files, and see if there
> are any disastrous problems lurking in them, and report such problems
> against the appropriate package in Launchpad, it would be a great big
> service to Ubuntu.

The failure log for im-switch reveals a real bug, and I've reported

> If you have any suggestions on improvements on these package testing
> results, please don't hesitate to e-mail me or the list.

I noticed the piuparts tests include dapper -> gutsy -> hardy upgrades.
Since dapper -> gutsy is not a supported upgrade path, is there any plan
to run separate dapper -> hardy and gutsy -> hardy upgrade tests in the
future (once hardy is a bit more stable, perhaps)?


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