Package: release.debian.org
Severity: normal
User: release.debian....@packages.debian.org
Usertags: unblock

Hello,

Please unblock package chef

Hi,

The ci.debian.net nodes are managed with chef, and during the weekend I
realized that it was not in testing. There was an RC bug against chef (FTBFS, 3
tests broken by an update to the test framework, package just worked
nevertheless) and ruby-cheffish (broken by openssl 1.1.1). I fixed both, and
they were ACCEPTED in unstable Sunday morning within less than one hour of each
other (ruby-cheffish at 11:53:21 +0000 and chef at 12:34:15 +0000)

https://tracker.debian.org/news/1029431/accepted-chef-1387-3-source-into-unstable/
https://tracker.debian.org/news/1029425/accepted-ruby-cheffish-1310-2-source-into-unstable/

ruby-cheffish migrated to testing before the freeze, but chef didn't
even though they have a pathological circular build dependency. So
ruby-cheffish can't be built in buster at the moment:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 builddeps:ruby-cheffish : Depends: chef but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.'

Maybe this a bug in britney; it should have migrated either both or none
of them, but not one without the other.

I would very much prefer to have this fixed by having chef migrate, since 1)
that would make my life maintaining ci.debian.net much easier and 2) it will
save a lot of Debian users the pain of not having chef in stable. OTOH I
realize chef that the fixes came in late, so if it's unacceptable to have it in
buster, ruby-cheffish needs to be removed.

So I would ask you to

unblock chef/13.8.7-3
unstable ohai/13.8.0-1

(ohai also has a circular dependency with chef and was removed from testing
because of chef)

OR

remove ruby-cheffish/13.1.0-2

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 
'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=pt_BR:pt:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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