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Re: [opensuse] positive progression of a bugzilla
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:11:14 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370908271311s256891fen513da3c8cd8ed84c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Marcus Meissner<meissner@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 01:24:43PM -0400, Greg Freemyer wrote:

We keep reading about bugzillas that are ignored etc.

I was astounded to see one of my bugzillas was tagged "SHIP_STOPPER"
this morning.

It relates to zypper dup just blindly using the configured
repositories and not ensuring the repositories are set appropriately
to do a "distribution upgrade".

The last Novel comment was from Stephen Kulow:
not to read any howto how to update distributions? Very possible, but not
exactly a bug ;(

To which I replied:
I guess I am of the minority and asinine opinion that a tool that accepts the
argument --distribution-upgrade should actually do a distribution upgrade.

Maybe the option should be renamed to "--distribution-upgrade-final-step"
shortform -dup_f.

Even better I think --distribution-upgrade should accept an argument that
defines the target distribution being upgraded to and performs the necessary
repository management.  After all, zypper is the main CLI tool for repository
management, so that is not outside the scope of what a normal user might

Clearly anyone considering zypper -dup has Internet access, so it could be
updated as needed to work with the new repositories at each distro release.

I must say, I expected the bugzilla to be closed as not a bug, etc.

Instead, Stephen promoted this to "SHIP_STOPPER" this morning.

Call me shocked!

Actually SHIP_STOPPER- means: "Not a shipstopper".

Ciao, Marcus

you just punctured my bubble. (crocodile tiers)

at least is hasn't been closed (yet) as being a new feature request
and more appropriate to openfate.

fyi: I have also made comments about overall repository management as
part of the zypper dup process in the big openfate discussion. I'm
hoping one of the two causes a process/tool/solution to be

The current instructions simply say: "adapt repository list"

I don't think that is acceptable at all if zypper dup is supposed to
be a typical end-user upgrade path.

Greg Freemyer
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