[Piuparts-devel] Bug#735907: piuparts should test upgrades of essential packages

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sat Jan 18 15:20:03 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-18 15:18, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> Or should we drop tes special case essential-required and run them for
> all the packages? That would be around 60 identical tests that would
> either all pass or all fail, but yes, that's an early indicator that
> something is amiss.

I just tested this and it seems to be a trivial change. Do we need the
"essential-required" category for anything? We will get about 60 more
packages into "pass" (and we will run adequate on them).

And if any of them blows up it will blow up or block all the following
piuparts tests - which is probably a good idea if piuparts is used as
input for testing migration - it will pull an emergency break in
britney. Which can be overriden by manual hints, if needed.
In the worst case it will require someone to manually reschedule a few
failed logs to get the piuparts machinery going again. (But this would
also sort out itself after a few days.)


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