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Re: Broken dependencies script at it again

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Sam Varshavchik <mrsam courier-mta com> wrote:
> Tom Lane writes:
>> Mike McGrath <mmcgrath redhat com> writes:
>>> Are people +1'ing getting rid of the broken dependencies script
>>> altogether?  or +1'ing to predicting the future and stopping it before it
>>> breaks?
>> I thought the +1's were for putting in some circuit breakers, so
>> that when (not if) it breaks again, it won't spam the entire package
> Proposed circuit breaker: if more than 5% of packages supposedly have broken
> dependencies.

I would produce a report before sending any mails. A report suming up the
occurrence of each missing dependency. Eyeballing the top slots of this
list should highlight some obvious things to fix first like the /bin/sh one.
You want to avoid reporting global or near global items on a per package basis.

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Steve Traylen

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