Re: Bug#465434: qa.debian.org: Uscan Errors processing Watch File
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 11:27:25AM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Bart Martens wrote:
> > On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 10:35:08PM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> >> cpan uses many many mirrors, and some are not up to date, not properly
> >> setup, or cause many sort of weird errors. Since there's no easy way to
> >> tell what mirror uscan connected to it is impossible for me to report
> >> them to cpan. Random example from no_upstream.html:
> >> uscan.pl warning: In watchfile /tmp/libclass-trigger-perl_watchyKgKAS,
> >> reading webpage http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/M/MI/MIYAGAWA/
> >> failed: 403 Forbidden
> >> (there are many 403s)
> > Can you send me a list of those ?
> SELECT name FROM pkgs WHERE watch_warn LIKE '%search.cpan%403%';
> (yes, that's a source package name)
1242398316 libcrypt-gpg-perl 1.52 1.63 outdated
1242414001 libuniversal-moniker-perl 0.08 0.08 OK
1242444931 libimage-info-perl 1.28 1.28 OK
1242444214 libclass-dbi-plugin-retrieveall-perl 1.04 1.04 OK
1242444183 libclass-base-perl 0.03 0.03 OK
1242408770 libcgi-untaint-perl 1.26 1.26 OK
1242446211 libthreads-perl 1.71 1.72 outdated
1242446213 libthreads-shared-perl 1.27 1.28 outdated
1242445508 libnet-dpap-client-perl 0.26 0.26 OK
1242400576 libclass-dbi-pager-perl 0.08 0.08 OK
1242444199 libclass-dbi-loader-perl 0.34 0.34 OK
1242410101 libio-stty-perl 0.02 0.02 OK
1242396578 libclass-trigger-perl 0.13 0.13 OK
1242405485 dist 3.5-29 3.5-29 OK
Yes temporary problem. (The list above was produced with "watchupstream".) Can
you modify the rescanning so that such 403's are rescanned sooner than with the
next total rescan every 4 days ? Note that such 403's may (I'm guessing) repeat
to be 403's as long as they're in the total rescan. Maybe
semi-automatically/manually rescan selectively and inject the successful
results at some convenient point in the data flow to the qa-developer-pages ?
It could be an effectively working workaround until DEHS2 is released.
> >> > Displaying the old version on the
> >> > qa-developer-pages until the next rescan is successful.
> >> Something similar is planned for DEHS2
> > Release in 2009 ?
> Of course; but some major work needs to be done in uscan first.
I understand that major work may be required for DEHS2, but I don't think that
uscan needs any changes to have the old rescan results displayed on the
qa-developer-pages until the next rescan is successful. Any chance that this
gets planned a bit earlier, so before the entire DEHS2 ?
> >> > Re-scanning selectively briefly (minutes/hours) after the failed scans
> >> > to deal with temporary errors.
> >> No, that won't happen as it would be easier to get alioth banned.
> > Isn't waiting an hour or 2 and try again exactly the approach to work
> > around such temporary ban ? Or do you fear a permanent ban ?
> I'm not fearing a permanent ban, but for example berlios' ban lasts a day.
So for Berlios re-scanning selectively briefly after the failed scans to deal
with temporary errors could be done after one day, obviously.