Bug#775076: unblock (pre-approval or jessie-p-u): autopkgtest (was "Fixing autopkgtest RC bug #775076 via t-p-u")

Antonio Terceiro terceiro at debian.org
Wed Jan 14 15:57:33 UTC 2015

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: normal
User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
Usertags: unblock jessie-pu

Opening a bug report since that's way more likely to be handled in this

On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 02:00:45PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello release team,
> Christian Kastner discovered that when using vmdebootstrap with
> autopkgtest's "VM setup" script it erroneously enables dpkg's
> "force-unsafe-io" option on the host instead of the guest. This can
> lead to potential system damage and thus should qualify as RC:
>   https://bugs.debian.org/775076
> This is fixed in version 3.9.3 in unstable now, including a postinst
> cleanup for cleaning up an erroneously created
> /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/autopkgtest on the host.
> At the time when testing froze, testing had 3.6, and unstable's 3.7
> (with a lot of changes) was one day short of propagating to testing;
> so as these were already out of sync, I just kept on uploading to
> unstable as that's what most people use for development. So I prepared
> a debdiff for testing-proposed-updates at
>   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=34;filename=autopkgtest.775076.jessie.debdiff;att=1;bug=775076
> autopkgtest is mostly a Debian/Ubuntu developer, QA, and continuous
> integration tool, so honestly the testing version isn't that
> interesting any more. So if you prefer, I'd be perfectly okay (and
> in fact happier) with getting 3.9.3 into testing instead; it has a lot
> of new features, but also a lot of bug fixes:
>  https://people.debian.org/~mpitt/tmp/autopkgtest_3.6_3.9.3.debdiff
> It's clearly waaaay outside the current freeze rules, but as it's not
> an end user tool but rather an internal QA one, I want to at least
> consider it.  If we want to go that route, I'm happy to provide more
> details.
> Thank you and have a nice Sunday!
> Martin
> -- 
> Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
> Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)

Antonio Terceiro <terceiro at debian.org>
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