"Robin H. Johnson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 12:32:44PM -0700, Alec Warner wrote:
> > What if my herd email address is different from my bugzie address?
> > Can I have both in herds.xml?  What if my herd address *isn't* a
> > bugzie account, will the world end?
> I don't know any herd where the herd email is not the same as the
> bugzie email. Why would this case arise anyway? The mail aliases reside
> on dev, and the duplication doesn't make sense.

the gentopia guys seem to have this annoying scheme: herd email is 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] while bugzi account is [EMAIL PROTECTED]

> > How can we automatically detect when developers make mistakes in
> > editing herds.xml?
> There is a validation CGI in Bugzie, I created it for when somebody (I
> forgot who) was checking all of the metadata and herd emails
> previously, which we should probably automated.

for me. i have started using it today.. thanks!

> > > 1. For handling <herd>no-herd</herd>, we should add an entry into
> > > herds.xml to catch it (maintainer-needed <at> g.o). Every herd
> > > listed in an ebuild MUST be in herds.xml.
> >
> > You and I both know this is not going to be true.  Complicated
> > solution; make Repoman do it.  Certainly it is the 'correct' thing to
> > do; however I don't expect it to get implemented or deployed quickly.
> > Hacky solution: run script on osprey that tries to validate tree
> > metadata against herds.xml and annoy herds who forgot to add
> > themselves.
> Yes, automation is useful here.

very few packages do not have a herd; no ebuilds have a wrong herd listed, 
but there are tons of other errors in our metadata...

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