On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:01:58 -0500, Christopher wrote:
If you can isolate a problem to a specific upgrade, it's my
understanding that the best thing to do is to find that version of the
package in Bodhi (https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates
) and leave
negative feedback. That will prevent the test package from
automatically being pushed into the stable repository, and will also
alert the responsible developer (who may or may not be reading this
Just some clarifications: Test updates are not pushed into the stable
repository automatically. With bodhi's "karma automation" activated
for a test update, by default +3 karma points are needed to trigger
a push into the "stable" repo.
That means three people with Fedora accounts need to vote for the test
update with positive feedback. If that doesn't happen, the packager
himself may need to mark an update stable. Doing that [to soon] bears a
risk for crucial packages where not everyone can reproduce the same
issues. However, relying on a set of three +1 votes from testers, who are
not affected by a special problem, bears the same risk.
Bodhi is also no substitute for bugzilla. So, for problems that are not
obvious, it would still be necessary to report them in bugzilla (albeit
link them within bodhi's -1 vote on a test update that doesn't work).