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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:
http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewcvs/upgradecheck/?root=fedora

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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