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Re: ENVR checking



Michael Schwendt wrote:
> 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...

Hmm. That negative feedback kinda sucks.

I was personally hit by this issue upgrading from F-8 to F-9. It didn't
actually break my upgrade, but it would have nice not to encounter, and
seemingly very easily avoided.

Perhaps this issue should be proposed as a discussion point for the next
FESCO meeting?

I filed bugs, and one of the two rpms I had not-upgraded was re-released
as a new update for F-9 which solved that.

The other, grub, is a bit more problematic, since there's no way to
solve it in the actual preupgrade/CD-upgrade step, (since the install CD
and initial F-9 release probably can't be remade to fix it), and any new
F-9 features in grub could conceivably be relevant to an upgrade.


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