Re: Testing-watch emails
- To: email@example.com
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Testing-watch emails
- From: Henning Makholm <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 19:56:35 +0100
- Message-id: <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Adam D. Barratt's message of "Sat, 05 Nov 2005 10:31:16 +0000")
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Scripsit "Adam D. Barratt" <email@example.com>
> On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 00:17 +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
[Context for debian-dak readers who are not following the thread in
-devel: I am trying to get up to speed on how to contribute some code
to ftp-master that mails out testing migration notices.]
>> 1) The copy of britney in merkel:/org/ftp.debian.org/ does not seem
>> to be synced regularly. Is there a place where one can see the
>> current code?
> http://ftp-master.debian.org/testing/update_out_code/ is the "official"
> current code, afaik.
I didn't know that URL; thanks.
Unfortunately it not exactly what I looked for; it corresponds to
merkel:/org/ftp.debian.org/testing/update_out/*, whereas I think that
the place I need to hook in is the shell script
merkel:/org/ftp.debian.org/testing/britney in the parent directory.
The sarge-is-frozen announcement  seemed to imply that these things
were all under version control, but I may read that wrongly. Upon
further investigation it looks like the freezing would actually be
effeceted by adding a hint rather than commiting a change to the code.
>> 2) Any advice on how to test patches to ftp-master code before
>> submitting them? My own scripts I can dry-run by substituting a
>> dummy command for sendmail and run them in the very place where
>> they will eventually function. In contrast, construcing a test
>> mock-up of the ftp-master environment to do test runs of a patched
>> britney appears to be highly nontrivial. Does some automation for
>> this purpose exist? Or what do ftpmaster/release gurus do when you
>> change code?
>> 3) Do you (or somebody in QA who reads this) happen to know how the
>> 'keyword' under which the PTS forwards emails is transmitted? I
>> cannot find any code in katie that sets this. Does the PTS analyse
>> subject lines for fixed patterns?
> http://cvs.debian.org/pts/?cvsroot=qa is useful here.
Thanks. Now I can se what happens. It does indeed use ad-hoc analysis
of subject lines.
> *firstname.lastname@example.org is subscribed to -devel-changes and processes
> the mails in real-time.
Not quite, afaict; katie sends email directly to
<packagename>@p.qa.d.o (config setting Dinstall::TrackingServer).
Then the PTS's dispatch.pl script recognizes the X-Katie header and
then pattern-matches the subject to decide on a keyword.
> britney and other ftp-master related topics are probably most
> appropriate on email@example.com, imho.
I assume you mean firstname.lastname@example.org - yes, that looks relevant.
Cc:ing and setting M-F-T.
Henning Makholm "There is a danger that curious users may
occasionally unplug their fiber connector and look
directly into it to watch the bits go by at 100 Mbps."