[Mageia-dev] Backports policy clarification (and discussion)

Samuel Verschelde stormi at laposte.net
Fri Jun 8 19:57:45 CEST 2012

Le vendredi 8 juin 2012 16:45:28, Angelo Naselli a écrit :
> venerdì 8 giugno 2012 alle 16:22, Samuel Verschelde ha scritto:
> > I think you missed my point. If Mageia 1 "backports" has higher versions
> > than Mageia 2 "release" (not backports), upgrade can fail because
> > currently our tools do not take backports from the target release
> > (mageia 2) into account when upgrading a distro.
> And i think a mga N-1 bp should have mga N bp as well in that case or
> should follow the same rules as between cauldron and updates e.g 1.1mgaN-1
> means 2mgaN. Who backports will care, some more work does not mean we
> can't have backports, just that we do really want that backport :)
> What we need is, however, being sure no one submits a package to bp_testing
> (as well as to update_testing) without asking to package maintaner or
> adding a bug report to manage that update/backport. I say that because it
> happened for updates. I think it should be clear that QA won't test a
> package only because it is in XX_testing repository and that maintainer
> does not have to go and see on testing to know that someone has already
> done the work, maybe after having done some work on it... am i wrong?

Yes, it is already clear in the policy as it is written, in my opinion.


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