On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 10:04:35AM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le jeudi 01 mars 2018 à 12:42 -0800, Kevin Fenzi a écrit :
> > 
> > I disagree entirely with the above. I think the solution is to gate
> > packages coming into rawhide and hold or reject those that break the
> > compose until they are fixed. 
> While I don't disagree with the sentiment there needs to be a mechanism
> to handle bootstraps, where there are known-broken repository statuses
> between the beginning of the operation, when first bootstapped pavkages
> are injected, and the end, when several rebuild passes managed to get
> them all in fully build status.

Wouldn't side-tags in koji handle this? Imagining there was a tool to let
packagers create/merge them as they need.

> Also, how would you handle obsolete forgotten stray packages that linger
> in the repo (because they've not been killed properly, or a tool bug
> resulted in their non removal)? Gating gives any such package the power
> to block all updates in more critical packages

That'd actually give us the opportunity to clean up more our repos no? :)

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