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Re: ENVR checking

On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 06:58:38 +0100, Tim Jackson wrote:

> What happened to that script that used to run and check all the ENVRs 
> across releases to make sure that there was a proper upgrade path (i.e.
>   F8 < F8-updates < F9 etc.)? That was really useful.
> I have had a disappointing experience on a couple of machines with doing 
> upgrades from F-8 to F-9, where there are a lot of F-8 packages still 
> hanging around that shouldn't be, mostly due to ENVR problems (F-8 updates 
>  > F-9)

Still in cvs:

It used to be run automatically after each Extras push, but when the
build system moved to koji and bodhi, this feature was killed. Probably
it was considered unimportant or a source of "spam". That's a problem
with stuff that isn't backed up or enforced by project leadership. When
I started to run it manually after some time prior to the next release
of Fedora, the number of negative voices was overwhelming: Those with
test updates newer than rawhide complained. Those with F-[n-1] test
updates newer than F-[n] complained. Those with pending updates in
bodhi complained. Those who found it helpful stayed silent. From those,
who didn't understand the private mails they received, only a very few
asked for an explanation.

Recently I've seen a comment somewhere that Josh Boyer seems to have
a similar but different script somewhere. I don't know how it differs.

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