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Re: Auto-update for sid? Auto-backport?

On 15/11/17 at 16:43 +0100, Steffen Möller wrote:
> Hello,
> my QA page or our blend's task page (like
> https://blends.debian.org/med/tasks/bio-ngs) regularly informs me about
> updates that should be performed to packages I alone maintain or (more
> likely) with the help of my blend. The updates are often (but now
> always, admittedly) easy to do.
> I would really like to see updates performed in some automated fashion.
> Maybe into a different section of Debian like sid-auto? The problem with
> that obviously is the missing scrutiny by the human maintainer, so it
> cannot go straight into sid. Or can it? Maybe with an auto-created bug
> report against the package so it does not auto-migrate into testing?
> A similar situation I see with backports. Most commonly all that is
> needed is a recompilation. Would an automation of that process be
> acceptable? Would it be acceptable for packages that offer some means of
> automated testing and are in backports already?


FYI: I proposed a GSOC project to play with some aspects of the above

Co-mentors welcomed (as well as applicants of course)!


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