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
Launchpad itself
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
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
Julian Edwards (julian-edwards) wrote :

Scott, is there a deadline for this?

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
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
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
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

I need to confirm this with the release team.

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.

William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

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

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