Thursday 2 May 2024

Make proposed available by default? [was: Setting NotAutomatic for hirsute+1-proposed]

On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 02:15:59AM -0800, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> I'd like to suggest that we start setting NotAutomatic: yes for the
> proposed pocket with hirsute+1, such that things like SRU verification
> will be easier, and all those people who enable proposed in sources.list
> for I don't know what reasons don't get their systems destroyed as much.

Now that we have an LTS out with NotAutomatic: yes, I wonder if it would
be worth looking to add the proposed pocket in apt sources by default
everywhere in future releases, like we do for backports[1].

Upside: it would make for even simpler instructions for users to test
something from proposed.

Downside: users would have yet more downloading on "apt update",
although perhaps we should expect the proposed lists to be small?

To be clear, I'm on the fence, and polling for opinions.


[1] There are so many ways of deploying Ubuntu now that perhaps it's
worth reviewing them for consistent behaviour.