Monday, 21 March 2016

Re: Archive changes

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 03:46:49PM -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Mar 18, 2016, at 09:19 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
> >This change has caused quite a bit of fallout, both in Debian and Ubuntu
> >(and quite probably elsewhere). On the whole I approve of the direction
> >of the changes so haven't been lobbying to have them reversed, although
> >the timing is a little inconvenient! The main thing Ubuntu developers
> >may have noticed is that Launchpad is currently failing to import source
> >packages from Debian, so you can't yet use syncpackage for packages
> >processed after the changes in the mail quoted above. I've been working
> >hard on that in the latter half of this week.
>
> Thanks for working so hard on re-enabling syncpackage. I'm building up a
> stack of syncs for once this is working again. Do you have a rough ETA for
> when all the fixes will land and how long it will take to clear the backlog?

The Debian-import-related fixes should land within a day or so from now,
I expect. There isn't really a backlog to speak of; the first import
after the necessary deployments may take a few minutes longer than
usual, but that's about it.

As for the PPA signing fixes, some of them will land together with the
Debian-import-related fixes, but I've been working on other parts
(further changes needed to do bulk re-signing) today and those are still
under review.

> > * Having upgraded debmirror, we now find that it's doing slightly
> > stricter signature checking, so it fails because our
> > debian-archive-keyring package is old enough that it only has one of
> > the keys used to sign current Debian suites. I've requested a
> > backport, which Canonical staff can track in
> > https://portal.admin.canonical.com/89843.
>
> From the ticket, ETA for this is "1-2 weeks".

I wouldn't put too much stock in that estimate; it should be done well
before then.

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