Retention period for autopkgtest test logs

John Chittum john.chittum at
Mon Sep 25 17:58:02 UTC 2023

Could we add "Keeping the last run"

That way you delete, but aren't just time constrained. Keeping the last
test run can be useful to do a comparison, if needed.

On Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 12:24 PM Brian Murray <brian at> wrote:

> Currently test results and log files for autopkgtest runs are kept until
> the release for which the test was run reaches its End of Life. This is
> also true for autopkgtest runs for packages in PPAs and the Ubuntu QA
> team thinks we should not be keeping these for such a long period of
> time.
> We plan to automatically remove test results for PPAs which ran more
> than 8 weeks ago. Does 8 weeks seem like too short of a period to
> anybody?
> Thanks!
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Dr. John Chittum
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