Evaluate the Launchpad derived distro support

Registered by Ricardo Salveti

Evaluate the new Launchpad derived distro feature, trying to create a Ubuntu LEB distro, with an Oneiric distro series and our packages on top of it. Idea is to see what is still needed from Launchpad to be able to use it the same we currently use our Overlay PPA, and also able to produce images from it.

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Ricardo Salveti
Ricardo Salveti
Ricardo Salveti
Series goal:
Accepted for 11.11
Milestone target:
milestone icon 11.09
Started by
Ricardo Salveti
Completed by
Ricardo Salveti

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[rsalveti, Sep 26, 2011] Evaluation done at the dogfood server, but blocked by the Launchpad team due lack of hardware resources.
[rsalveti, Sep 27, 2011] Not actually blocked, as this should be just an evaluation.
[rsalveti, Sep 29, 2011] Enough information to plan the transition for 11.10.

Headline: Evaluation of the new Launchpad derived distro feature, helping to decide if we'll be able to start using the new feature and move away for the Overlay PPA.
Acceptance: Discussions with the launchpad team checking what is needed to create a derived distro in place, initial testing and report published at a wiki page, bugs filled against launchpad and a list of issues that should be solved for Linaro so we can start using at production.


Work Items

Work items:
Go over current Launchpad derived distro documentation: DONE
Check with francis/bigjools what is needed to create the ubuntu-leb distro and oneiric based series: DONE
Set up the ubuntu-leb distro at dogfood: DONE
Check if the new derived distro is able to be compatible/build with arm-only: DONE
Check if we're able to push new packages against the derived distro series: DONE
Check if we're able to rebuild a package: DONE
Verify if the launchpad is able to show the difference between the distro series: DONE
Check if we're able to report bugs against the new distro series, and also against packages from it: DONE
Ask if we're able to do an archive rebuild, and how it works: DONE

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