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Bug#896023: Bug#901897 closed by Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> (Bug#901897: fixed in git 1:2.18.0~rc2-2)

Paul Gevers writes ("Re: Bug#901897 closed by Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> (Bug#901897: fixed in git 1:2.18.0~rc2-2)"):
> On 22-06-18 12:45, Ian Jackson wrote:

> > to the bad run which prompted your intervention, and the good run
> > which resulted ?
> [2] for the bad one. You already found the good one: [1].

Ah, thanks.

> > But that is appropriate, because the new git Breaks earlier versions
> > of dgit.  AIUI britney will therefore not migrate the new git until
> > the new dgit is migrated, which is correct.
> Ack. That is why I allow myself to intervene in such a situation.

If you had done nothing, I guess after dgit was migrated, git would
get a retest and then things would pass ?  So there would be a small
delay to the git migration.

> This is very much not dgit specific. Today I had to do that for about 5
> packages (coincidence, last two months I have done it about 15-20 times
> or so). Autopkgtest doesn't detect that the installed version of the
> package that it is testing is not the one that it was asked to test. It
> must, and then start over again in some form with the test suite from
> the right version.

This sounds quite annoying.  I think the right fix is for britney to
tell ci.d.n a set of packages which might migrate.  ISTR discussing
that on debian-ci recently.

I don't know exactly what autopkgtest command line rune you are using
but certainly it was designed to be able to run the test suite of one
version against a different version.


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