Proposed pocket racing uninstallability and SRU verification around release time

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Thu Oct 20 17:22:06 UTC 2016

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 01:09:27PM +0100, Iain Lane wrote:
> > That's backwards.  If you want the default to be safe, and the exception to
> > be the wild west, we should configure it *just* like backports.  NotAutomatic
> > on the server side, no surprises for people without the right apt preferences
> > bits in place.

> > The buildd chroots already carry a pin for backports to reverse the effect of
> > NotAutomatic, and could as easily do so for proposed, if there was consensus
> > that this behaviour change is the Way and the Light.

> FYI, there's an ancient bug for turning this on per-series, with a
> maybe-stale implementation.


> If I remember correctly I didn't push on it more because of the LoC
> policy that was in place at the time.

Ah ;)

Any reason that this needs to be per-series, anyway?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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