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Re: Auto reject if autopkgtest of reverse dependencies fail or cause FTBFS

On Fri, 2017-01-13 at 15:57 +0100, Ole Streicher wrote:
> Paul Gevers <elbrus@debian.org> writes:
> > I am not sure if you are addressing me or Pirate, but indeed I am
> > working on an implementation similar to what Ubuntu does (see the link
> > above about the details) which will be used as unstable to testing
> > migration blocker. debci is the worker, but all the policy logic will be
> > with britney where it belongs. And of course I try to have a full
> > release cycle to tune it.
> Will there be a way to override this for the maintainer? Otherwise I
> would see the danger that a buggy reverse dependency CI test can prevent
> an important update, for example if the reverse dependency uses a long
> deprecated function that is now removed.
> Best regards
> Ole

I second Ole's concerns here. Strict autorejection would be assuming
that all autopkgtest testsuites are solid, which has not always been
the case in my experience.


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