Discuss Ubuntu Backports

Registered by Scott Kitterman on 2011-04-29

Some important backports improvements got landed in Natty. In this session interested people can get together and discuss what's next.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Steve Langasek
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Scott Kitterman
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Scott Kitterman
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for oneiric
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Sprints

Whiteboard

INFO: security team won't file bugs for backports. Instead this should be scripted in some way. ScottK tells me broder has a TODO to write a script to notice if a backport needs a security update based on looking at the -security pocket). This is a work item in https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/security-o-catch-all

micahg 2011-06-20: changed my requestsync task to the backporters team so it doesn't show up on my list of workitems for the security team, I'll still take care of this.

Work items for oneiric-alpha-2:
[dholbach] Ping pending members of ubuntu-backporters to gauge interest: DONE

Work items:
[kitterman] Approach TB about opening -backports at FF
[broder] Update backport-helper to deal with one bug, multiple target releases
[broder] Find someone to write requestbackport: DONE
[clint-fewbar] Write a requestbackport tool for ubuntu-dev-tools
[clint-fewbar] Check backports as part of the SRU tracker and sru-accept.py
[micahg] Look into updating security tools when a backported package has a security update: DONE
[ubuntu-backporters] (micahg) Update requestsync to recognize uploading to -backports post-FF (pending TB approval)
[broder] Update sync-helper to deal with uploading to -backports post -FF (pending TB approval)
[laney] Enable -backports in sources.list by default (proposed in lp:~laney/apt-setup/backports-default): DONE

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Work Items

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.