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Re: Why was this dbus disaster released mid-release?



On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 9:17 AM, Michael Cronenworth <mike cchtml com> wrote:
> Where was this discussed? Where was this tested?

The maintainer responsible for the push already apologized publicly
for pushing to stable:

http://cgwalters.livejournal.com/22189.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-December/msg00812.html

Pushing to stable was not intended and was done by mistake. Shall I
have him brought to the Board Room and flogged for his incompetence?
Mistakes happen. I very much expect Colin will be making a personal
extra effort to careful for awhile, to ensure he doesn't make that
sort of mistake again.

> Why wasn't the change
> *REVERTED* immediately?

That's a question I don't have an answer for.  Epoch could have been
bumped to handle the version downgrade for a reversion.  I think this
was the first mention of reverting the dbus update that I have seen in
discussion.

I will say that there is a general problem in reverting. Once a
package is in the wild, and a subset of affected packages are submited
as updates to match it, reverting may not be a silver bullet as it
would require reverting subsequent updates.  I don't know if this is
the case.  Reverting policy is something for FESCo to talk about I
think.

-jef


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