Re: Some bits of experience gained from handling upgrade-reports.
On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 11:16:05PM -0700, Stephen Birch wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, when testing the upgrade procedure how do you
> select the mix of packages installed prior to the upgrade?
So far I was using the set of packages provided by the submitters of
upgrade-reports, so I could investigate them.
The plan is to install (for a etch package $PKG):
1) the sarge version of $PKG (if it exists)
2) the sarge version of the dependencies of $PKG (if they exist)
3) The sarge packages Replaced: by $PKG
4) Any sarge packages containing files now found in $PKG.
4) Manually added packages.
Another approach I have tried was to split sarge arbitrarily in block of 100
packages, install them (and the dependencies of course) and attempt the
upgrade for each block.
I suppose we can improve the process, but whatever test we end up doing
will be better than none.
Imagine a large red swirl here.