Don't put new packages through updates-testing

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Jun 1 15:19:35 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating <jkeating <at>> writes:
> This is a broader issue, but I don't think it's set in stone anywhere that 
> every single update (or new package) has to go through updates-testing.  We 
> strongly encourage it and start throwing daggers if you don't do it and 
> introduce issues on a stable platform, but I don't think there is anything 
> physically stopping you from going straight to updates.

With the current Koji interface, that's a 2-step process, he'd have to request 
a push to updates-testing, wait for it to get committed by release engineering, 
and then request another push from updates-testing to updates. There isn't a 
way to bypass updates-testing entirely, except by abusing the "security" flag, 
which would certainly be frowned upon. ;-)

> > Not true many reviewers review on the latest stable, it says nowhere that a
> > review should be done on rawhide.
> Yet the only place the package is allowed to go by default is rawhide, so it 
> most certainly should be tested on rawhide.

But the reality is that not all reviewers have a Rawhide system ready for 
testing. Moreover, the main part of reviewing is validating the guidelines, 
actually testing the package is only a "SHOULD" item (as is building in mock, 
only building in any way on any supported architecture is required: "- MUST: 
The package must successfully compile and build into binary rpms on at least 
one supported architecture.").

        Kevin Kofler

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