backports release files in natty and above don't have new apt metadata

Bug #721591 reported by Scott Kitterman on 2011-02-18
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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High
William Grant

Bug Description

See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/other-foundations-n-backports-notautomatic for details. The apt changes are landed now, so we need to make the Launchpad changes to make further progress.

We need to add two fields to -backports Release files for >= Natty:

NotAutomatic: yes
ButAutomaticUpgrades: yes

The latter will be ignored by older apts, but the former will not, so this cannot be done for older series.

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William Grant (wgrant) on 2011-02-19
tags: added: soyuz-publish
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Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

Sorry, that spec really doesn't help me understand what you want LP to do here.

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Incomplete
William Grant (wgrant) on 2011-02-19
description: updated
Changed in launchpad:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Please make *-backports not automatic starting with Natty
+ backports release files in natty and above don't have new apt metadata
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Julian Edwards (julian-edwards) wrote :

Scott, is there a deadline for this?

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Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote : Re: [Bug 721591] Re: backports release files in natty and above don't have new apt metadata

Obviously we need it before Ubuntu releases, but the sooner the better as this is difficult to test in a representative way without the Launchpad changes.

There are also additional changes in the way Ubuntu Backports is run that depend on this change being in place. I need to take them to the tech board for approval and ( inevitably at this point) get a feature freeze exception. The sooner the better from this perspective too as the longer I wait, the harder all that gets.

William Grant (wgrant) on 2011-03-28
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → William Grant (wgrant)
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
Changed in launchpad:
milestone: none → 11.04
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
William Grant (wgrant) on 2011-03-31
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
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William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

This still needs to be enabled for Natty. Scott, can you confirm that we want to do that now?

Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

I need to confirm this with the release team.

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Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote : Re: [Bug 721591] Re: backports release files in natty and above don't have new apt metadata

On Wednesday, April 06, 2011 06:04:53 AM you wrote:
> This still needs to be enabled for Natty. Scott, can you confirm that we
> want to do that now?

Yes. We want to do that now.

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William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

It is done. The next change in natty-backports will make it NotAutomatic ButAutomaticUpgrades.

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