An updated version of proposed-migration is available to review

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Jun 16 18:23:12 UTC 2020

Hi Iain,

Personally, my desire to manually review proposed-migration output is low :)
Is it possible to get diffs between the old and new output, over a few
iterations, that we could review in order to identify any behavior changes?

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 06:07:09PM +0100, Iain Lane wrote:
> Over the last few weeks, I've been working on rebasing our extensive 
> delta to proposed-migration. It's now at a state where it's ready for 
> others to take a look at. Please check out the output from a dry-run 
> (being re-run hourly from cron)
> There are some changes worth highlighting, all of which are courtesy of 
> the upstream developers - thanks to them.
>   - Installability of Build-Depends is now considered for migrating.
>   - Skipped / flaky tests are now reported as "No test results" instead 
>     of "pass". Treating these as passes created buggy situations before, 
>     where skip -> fail was treated as a regression. That won't happen 
>     any more.
>   - proposed-migration will now try to work out if a test requests needs 
>     more triggers (packages from proposed) for the test-deps to be 
>     installable, and add them if so. This should make more tests, 
>     particularly for transitions, work first time and not require 
>     retrying.
>   - More uninstallability is detected at 'excuses' time, rather than 
>     'output' time. That makes it easier to interpret.
> If you can see anything that's *wrong* in the output linked above, 
> please let me know. If you run any scripts which parse the yaml, please 
> try them against
> and ideally adapt them as necessary.
> Providing no issues crop up, I'll be looking to deploy this next week.
> Code is here
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Iain Lane                                  [ iain at ]
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