Ticket #1036 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

The apt_release clusterinfo tag is Wrong(tm)

Reported by: jdreed Owned by: jdreed
Priority: normal Milestone: Current Semester
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


It is not supported to have multiple unversioned clusterinfo tags, and we do just tag for -dev and -proposed. The installer (see #164) and auto-update query Hesiod directly (which is also Wrong(tm)), but we should come up with a way to do this that plays nice with getcluster. I suggest deleting the apt_release tag (since it's pointless to have a value of "production", which is ignored) and creating a extra_repos tag or something, which has comma-separated values (is this supported? we could use another delimeter). That way this is fixed, and we don't have to worry about the case that development implies proposed.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Precise Release to Quantum Quetzalcoatl

-development does in fact imply -proposed, and must continue to do so unless we change our workflow, and we're not doing _that_.

Here's where we use APT_RELEASE and how we treat it:

  • auto-update: development implies proposed
  • the installer: queries Hesiod directly, development does not imply proposed

Possible solutions:

  • Punt apt_release in favor of a "sourceslist" tag pointing to a sources.list file in AFS, though we'd either need one per distro/release or we'd need to swap in the codename.
  • Decide that development does imply proposed, and that bleeding implies development + proposed
  • Something else

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Owner set to jdreed

I have asked ops to pull the duplicate apt_release "proposed" value from alpha-linux. We'll test a '+' delimited "extra_repos" tag in bleeding. (I think '+' is the safest character to use without quoting, I'm open to other suggestions)

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from accepted to committed

Installer fixed in r25838

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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