Updates QA/karma question

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Fri Dec 12 16:25:19 UTC 2008

Another update issue that raises some questions -

- Does anyone actually read the comments in bodhi before allowing the 
push request to proceed?

Case in point:

   Update ID: FEDORA-2008-10000
     Release: Fedora 9
      Status: stable
        Type: enhancement
       Karma: 0
       Notes: Updated to latest upstream version: 0.1.7 which fixes a 
number of
            : problems.
   Submitter: steved
   Submitted: 2008-11-21 10:48:00
    Comments: steved - 2008-11-21 10:48:00 (karma 0)
              This update has been submitted for testing
              bodhi - 2008-11-22 16:52:27 (karma 0)
              This update has been pushed to testing
              thethirddoorontheleft at comcast.net (unauthenticated) - 
2008-11-25 05:35:58 (karma -1)
              Causes nfs statd to fail at bootup
              orion - 2008-11-25 16:24:51 (karma -1)
              Needs selinux changes.  Fails to start with selinux
              steved - 2008-12-09 18:59:31 (karma 1)
              selinux-policy-targeted-3.3.1-115.fc9 is now available
              which does take care of the Selinux problem. Please up
              update and try again...
              steved - 2008-12-10 00:04:27 (karma 0)
              This update has been submitted for stable
              orion - 2008-12-10 16:12:46 (karma -1)
              This should not be pushed to stable until selinux-
              policy-targeted-3.3.1-115.fc9 has been pushed to
              bodhi - 2008-12-11 07:58:07 (karma 0)
              This update has been pushed to stable


- Should update submitters be allowed to give positive karma to their 
updates?  Seems like that they are too biased.

- Is there any requirement that an update have positive karma before 
being pushed to stable?

As of now, rpcbind will fail to start on F-9 with selinux in enforcing 
mode (esp. important on servers!) until 
selinux-policy-targeted-3.3.1-115.fc9 is pushed to stable.  Seems like 
we could have waited for that.

Dec 12 09:16:11 xenf9 yum: Updated: rpcbind-0.1.7-1.fc9.i386
Dec 12 09:18:21 xenf9 rpcbind: rpcbind terminating on signal. Restart 
with "rpcbind -w"
Dec 12 09:18:21 xenf9 rpcbind: setgid to 'rpc' (32) failed: Operation 
not permitted
Dec 12 09:18:21 xenf9 kernel: type=1400 audit(1229098701.631:5): avc: 
denied  {setgid } for  pid=2412 comm="rpcbind" capability=6 
tcontext=unconfined_u:system_r:rpcbind_t:s0 tclass=capability

We really need to work on this updates system.

Orion Poplawski
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