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Re: Bug filing for autopkgtest regressions? [Was: Re: appears to break multiple autopkgtests]

On 06/28/2018 07:50 PM, Paul Gevers wrote:
> If one (me) can't determine the likely principle package that needs
> fixing after some effort [1], one bug (per upload of the triggering
> package) can be filed against the trigging package with the other
> packages in X-Debbugs-CC and in Affects at normal severity. This bug can
> contain similar text as we agreed upon earlier [2] (I'll write a
> proposal if this idea is not rejected).

Please don't file bugs until the triggering package is a single package.
Case in point, the upload of gdal (2.3.1+dfsg-1) triggered the
autopkgtest of r-cran-mi/1.0-6 which failed because r-base-core was also
updated to 3.5.0-5. The latter is the actual cause of the regression,
not gdal which triggered the autopkgtest. I would be annoyed if a bug
was filed against gdal in this case, and having to reassign it.

How will you deal with cases such as these other packages than the
trigger are the cause?

Kind Regards,


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