On Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 3:56 PM Steve Langasek
> On Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 11:17:50AM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 10:23:36AM -0700, Brian Murray wrote:
> > > Currently test results and log files for autopkgtest runs are kept until
> > > the release for which the test was run reaches its End of Life. This is
> > > also true for autopkgtest runs for packages in PPAs and the Ubuntu QA
> > > team thinks we should not be keeping these for such a long period of
> > > time.
> > > We plan to automatically remove test results for PPAs which ran more
> > > than 8 weeks ago. Does 8 weeks seem like too short of a period to
> > > anybody?
> > It does feel a bit short; prior results can sometimes be interesting for
> > comparison purposes,
> Why would your baseline be a ppa build >8 weeks old, as opposed to a run in
> the Ubuntu archive? 8 weeks is a long time to be iterating in a PPA without
> uploading it to the devel series.
> I have no opinion about whether longer than 8 weeks is ok for autopkgtest
> result retention. But it seems alarming to me that we would have
> out-of-archive development branches lasting 2 months.
There are PPAs for customer engagements that are long-lived. DEP8
results might be important for some of those.
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