Thursday, 25 July 2013

Re: Review of current autopkgtest failures, bucket into teams

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 06:49:06PM -0500, Micah Gersten wrote:
> On 07/25/2013 05:19 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Hi Martin,

> > On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 01:34:40PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> >> == foundations ==
> >> saucy-adt-pandas (regression)
> > It looks like Dmitry Shachnev has fixed this up already - thanks, Dmitry!

> > Beyond that, this is a package in universe which I don't think Foundations
> > should be responsible for fixing the test suite in. I think either this
> > should be owned by MOTU, like other aspects of universe are, or we should
> > not run / not block on autopkgtests for unseeded packages.
> <snip>
> I agree that foundations shouldn't be responsible, but I'd rather not
> see us get in the mindset that quality in universe is not needed. If we
> can automate testing, let's display the failures like any other
> failure. If after review it's decided to not block on the failure, so
> be it, but let's have this be the exception and not the rule.

Sure, that's the first option above, which I think is perfectly fine - I
just didn't want to speak for the MOTU team in suggesting that this was the
right trade-off.

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