Distribution archive owners cannot necessarily copy packages

Bug #1006917 reported by Colin Watson
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Launchpad itself
Fix Released
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Nothing about being the owner of the Ubuntu archive (via ~ubuntu-archive) entitles one to copy packages into it. I can see how that's wise for uploads; we have archive administrators who aren't core developers and they shouldn't get that permission until they've demonstrated the usual significant level of packaging clue. However, for copies, this kind of gets in the way of automation (see bug 1006871 for examples). I ought to be able to set up a script that can copy packages from Debian for auto-syncing without also having to give it blanket upload rights.

Would it make sense, perhaps, for check_copy_permissions to explicitly allow archive.owner before it carries on to more general permission checks?

Tags: feature qa-ok

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Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: feature
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Alternatively, check_copy_permissions could check for queue admin permissions rather than checking archive.owner.

Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson)
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
William Grant (wgrant)
Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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