MariaDB uploaders: Please use Salsa and Salsa-CI
Hello Emilio and anybody else who might at some point upload MariaDB
to jessie-security or stretch-security!
Please use as the starting point the latest version in the MariaDB
team Salsa repos
- mariadb-10.0 branch 'jessie'
- mariadb-10.1 branch 'stretch' (from 2020 onwards LTS)
I have prepared there Gitlab-CI automation that does not affect the
package itself in any way, but does help quite a bit in ensuring that
whatever you upload is well tested and unlikely to cause regressions.
Do not just checkout the latest version in Jessie or Stretch, but work
using the repository instead. Also, please push to the branch when you
are done. I am happy to include LTS maintainers in the mariadb-team so
you can use the official repository. (Emilio is already there.)
Repo and example of pipeline:
Slides on my talk on MariaDB packaging and Salsa-CI/Gitlab-CI use in
case you are interested in the longer story:
PS. I've done this all assuming the security uploads in this case do
allow changes to the debian/gitlab-ci.yml file since it does not cause
functional changes to the package itself and is perfectly safe.