Stable Release Update Regression/Build Problem

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 25 23:57:25 BST 2008


On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 10:51:03AM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> >>Scott Kitterman [2008-06-24 22:21 -0400]:
> >>> -The [WWW] SRU verification team will regularly check open bugs with the 
> >>> verification-needed tag and test proposed updates on different hardware 
> >to 
> >>> check for inadvertent side effects.
> >>> +The [WWW] SRU verification team will regularly check open bugs with the 
> >>> verification-needed tag and test proposed updates on different hardware 
> >to 
> >>> check for inadvertent side effects.  Verification must be done in a 
> >software 
> >>> environment as close as is feasible to that which will exist after the 
> >>> package is copied to *-updates for.  Generally this will be with a 
> >system 
> >>> that is up to date from *-release, *-security, and *-updates, but not 
> >other 
> >>> packages from *-proposed.

> >>That sounds good to me in spirit, however, I'd like it to have some
> >>operational instructions. Can we add a sentence like

> >>  This generally means to update all binary packages which are built
> >>  from the affected source package.

> >>? Since it is not even technically possible to copy just some binary
> >>packages from -proposed to -updates, verification should always be
> >>done that way IMHO.

> >Yes. That makes complete sense.

> Updated.

> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

Thanks for this, Scott.  I've followed up with a small grammar edit, but
otherwise this looks perfect to me.

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