Mass-retrying autopkgtest regressions

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Fri Oct 7 15:30:52 UTC 2016

Hello all,

We've had the "retry-autopkgtest-regressions" [1] tool for a while to
mass-retry test regressions, but so far it required SSH access to
snakefruit. As that limits the number of people who can actually run
it considerably, and we want to generally get rid of snakefruit SSH
access, I reworked [2] the script to instead spit out
autopkgtest.u.c./request.cgi URLs. I updated the documentation how to
use it:

(third bullet).

This is arguably a bit crude, but a simple urllib/curl approach
doesn't work as this needs SSO authentication. Suggestions/patches for
being more clever about it appreciated!

Please be considerate and don't mass-retry stuff willy-nilly
especially if it doesn't have a chance of succeeding. This does show
who requested a retry on [3], and you don't want to feel the wrath of
your fellow developers if you block the queues for a day ☺



Martin Pitt                        |
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