|author||Michał Górny <email@example.com>||2020-04-10 08:22:27 +0200|
|committer||Ulrich Müller <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2020-04-22 10:59:42 +0200|
|parent||glep-0072: Remove redundant 'broken' status (diff)|
glep-0072: Rename bad depgraph state to 'transitional'
In Gentoo terms, 'testing' and 'unstable' are mostly synonymous, so using the two names for different purposes is confusing. Use 'transitional' instead. Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/glep-0072.rst b/glep-0072.rst
index 0a9914b..1e906d2 100644
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@ a) An architecture loses its stable status (imagine c128), but
about a broken stable dependency tree. If we do that, repoman does however
also not check ~c128 consistency, meaning that the ~c128 dependency tree
will soon be broken as well due to negligence. Given arches.conf as
- described below, one could set the architecture c128 to "testing" status
+ described below, one could set the architecture c128 to "transitional" status
and keep stable profiles. This results in stable keywords being ignored,
but consistency of the ~c128 dependency tree is still enforced.
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ b) An architecture prepares for becoming a stable architecture (think arm64).
as the stable dependency tree is not complete yet, the profiles need to be
set to dev/exp, and again this brings the danger of the ~arm64 dependency
tree getting inadvertently broken. Again the combination of setting the
- architecture to "testing" in arches.desc and profiles to stable helps.
+ architecture to "transitional" in arches.desc and profiles to stable helps.
Finally, at the moment the "semi-official" algorithm to figure out if an
architecture is stable in the colloquial sense (e.g., requires stabilization
@@ -91,7 +91,8 @@ are ignored. Every blank line is ignored. Otherwise the file consists of two
- first column: architecture name (keyword)
-- second column: one of the three values ``stable``, ``testing``, ``unstable``
+- second column: one of the three values ``stable``, ``transitional``,
Additional columns are ignored to allow for future revisions of this document.
@@ -99,16 +100,16 @@ An example arches.desc file might look as follows::
# Example arches.desc file
- x86 stable # not for long
+ x86 stable # not for long
- mips testing
- m68k unstable outdated
+ sparc transitional
+ m68k unstable outdated
Initial value in the gentoo repository
On introduction, the setting will be ``stable`` for all stable architectures,
-``testing`` for all architectures where "inofficial" stable keywords are
+``transitional`` for all architectures where "inofficial" stable keywords are
maintained and are present in the repository by the arch teams (sh, s390,
...), and ``unstable`` everywhere else.
@@ -125,8 +126,8 @@ by profiles.desc (and ``-d`` / ``-e`` switches).
This is the current behaviour and shall be the default if nothing is specified
for an architecture.
When a profile of an architecture is tested, then repoman treats ``arch``
in ebuilds as ``~arch``, and tests consistency only for ``~arch``.
@@ -134,8 +135,8 @@ Which profiles of the arch are tested is still controlled by profiles.desc
(and ``-d`` / ``-e`` switches).
A new switch for repoman may be provided to temporarily upgrade
-an architecture from ``testing`` to ``stable`` status (for architecture team
+an architecture from ``transitional`` to ``stable`` status (for architecture
@@ -170,7 +171,7 @@ arches.desc present and old system
Utilities ignore the unknown file.
Repoman and other tools may emit surplus dependency errors when profiles are
-checked on arches that are ``testing`` (they check the consistency
+checked on arches that are ``transitional`` (they check the consistency
of the stable tree alone, which may fail, since ``arch`` is supposed to be
treated like ``~arch``). This affects only development work and can be fixed
by updating repoman.