[fedora-virt] Improving release / update process for virt packages

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Fri Apr 17 19:46:29 UTC 2009

Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 15:41 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> So in summary
>>  - All new upstream releases built in rawhide
>>  - New upstream releases also built in stable preview branch if possible
>>  - Only bugfixes built in stable updates/updates-testing branch
>>  - In exceptional circumstances, rebase for preview branch can be
>>    built to updates/updates-testing after alot of positive testing
> Dan did a great job of laying out the process we intend using for
> updates to virt packages going forward. Re-read it if you missed it the
> first time:
>   http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-virt/2009-April/msg00008.html
> One thing we hadn't discussed until earlier this week is what to do
> about current F9 and F10 updates.
> We had pushed libvirt 0.6.0 (late January) and 0.6.1 (early March) to F9
> and F10 updates-testing. Neither of these were ever pushed to stable
> updates.
> Packages aren't intended to live in updates-testing forever - it is
> intended that a package gets pushed to stable after some testing, or
> gets unpushed if its too unstable. If a package does linger in
> updates-testing for too long, it prevents simple bugfix updates for the
> previous version from being pushed in the mean time.
> Since we weren't confident that pushing 0.6.1 to F9 and F10 stable
> updates, we were left with no choice but to unpush it.
> So in summary
>   - libvirt 0.6.1 has been unpushed from F9 and F10 updates-testing
>   - The latest version available in F9 and F10 updates is 0.5.1

So the updates-testing stuff is just teasers and is never going to be 
generally available without a full update? And if some of our machines 
are on one version and some are on another we live with that, roll our 
own from FC11 source, or force downgrade?

bill davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
  CTO TMR Associates, Inc

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