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Bug 670896 - dev-util/buildbot-1.3.0 stable request
Summary: dev-util/buildbot-1.3.0 stable request
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Stabilization (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Deadline: 2020-04-28
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Depends on:
Blocks: 527188 CVE-2019-7164
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Reported: 2018-11-11 11:05 UTC by Pacho Ramos
Modified: 2020-03-29 07:43 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2018-11-11 11:05:44 UTC
needed to fix bug 527188
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2019-01-15 14:39:12 UTC
11 keywords were dropped at some point.
Comment 2 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2019-01-15 14:44:38 UTC
commit 29142fb582cf5658e3ddd01f85e1d3038c6bbd5e
Author: Brian Dolbec <>
Date:   Thu Aug 10 21:53:09 2017 +0000

    dev-util/buildbot: Version bump, clean oldest -0.8 release

    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.6, Repoman-2.3.1
Comment 3 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2019-01-15 14:45:16 UTC
commit 6876c4d431ee294c53d563d6542f582da9722900
Author: Brian Dolbec <>
Date:   Tue Aug 9 15:46:55 2016 -0700

    dev-util/buildbot: Version bump, update live ebuild

    This version is a major change from previous version.
Comment 4 Jeroen Roovers gentoo-dev 2019-01-15 14:46:08 UTC
That last commit did this:

-       KEYWORDS="~alpha ~amd64 ~arm ~hppa ~ia64 ~ppc ~ppc64 ~s390 ~sh ~sparc ~x86 ~x86-interix ~amd64-linux ~x86-linux ~x64-macos ~x86-macos ~sparc-solaris ~sparc64-solaris ~x64-solaris"
+       KEYWORDS="~amd64"

without opening a keyword request bug report.
Comment 5 Brian Dolbec gentoo-dev 2019-01-15 18:22:53 UTC
I have not opened a re-keyword request bug for buildbot due to several reasons.

1) the miriad of dependencies required to be keyworded, most prominient of them being twisted which has been an ongoing re-keyword request nearly with each new release for the last few years.  Current keywords for the latest release: KEYWORDS="~amd64 ~arm ~mips ~s390 ~amd64-fbsd".

2) it is not easy to properly test buildbot for stabilization without having a configured and used buildbot instance.  So, setting up a buildbot instance and running it to properly test requires some buildbot knowledge.  I have only been using it on amd64 for work.  So can not make any claims as to it working correctly on other arches.  Although, it is a python based app so should work.  But there have been problems with some of the dependencies on other arches.

3) in all this time since I took over buildbot packaging, There has not been a single request to add any other arches to the newer buildbot versions.

The old buildbot-0.8 releases are NOT supported upstream any longer, nor are the old split twisted releases which it depends on.  We need to get the newer buildbot releases stablized in order to remove the old buildbot-0.8 release and old split twisted pkgs.  This will mean the pkg being dropped from many arches.  But for the above reasons, I think it is the best couse of action.

I think it is only prudent to forget the old keywords list for now and continue stabilizing the only known arch that has been getting used.  Keyword requests can be dealt with as they come up.
Comment 6 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2019-04-02 08:02:22 UTC
ok then CCing amd64?
Comment 7 Virgil Dupras gentoo-dev 2019-05-06 23:33:28 UTC
We will soon have to cleanup <dev-python/sqlalchemy-1.3 because of a security issue and buildbot is among the few revdeps holding it up. We might have to de-stabilize the package by cleaning up old buildbots.