Filing STABLEREQ for lazies

Tl;DR

if you are a lazy Gentoo package maintainer (like me) and don’t file stable requests too frequently because it’s tedious I have a hack for you!

$ pkgcheck scan --keywords=StableRequest --repo=gentoo dev-embedded/u-boot-tools | ./file_stablereq.py

dev-embedded/u-boot-tools
  StableRequest: version 2020.01: slot(0) no change in 49 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~x86 ]
Stablereq URL: https://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?form_name=enter_bug&product=Gentoo+Linux&component=Stabilization&bug_status=CONFIRMED&bug_severity=normal&short_desc=%3Ddev-embedded%2Fu-boot-tools-2020.01+stabilization&comment=In+tree+for+49+days.+Let%27s+stabilize+%3Ddev-embedded%2Fu-boot-tools-2020.01+for%3A%0A++++amd64+arm+x86&keywords=STABLEREQ&assigned_to=embedded%40gentoo.org&cc=amd64%40gentoo.org%2Carm%40gentoo.org%2Cx86%40gentoo.org&cf_stabilisation_atoms=dev-embedded%2Fu-boot-tools-2020.01&cf_runtime_testing_required=No

And you are one click away from filing a stable request! Note: all the essential fields are pre-filled:

The magic script is at https://github.com/trofi/gentoo-qa/blob/master/file_stablereq.py

That’s it! The script is just a tiny wrapper around urlencode.

You still might want to check for already open bugs against you favourite package.

More hacks

As I don’t remember all the Gentoo packages I maintain or which projects I am on I added a tiny fetcher of all packages I care about: https://github.com/trofi/gentoo-qa/blob/master/run_pkgcheck_for_maintained.sh

Example uses are:

Scan for all packages:

$ ./run_pkgcheck_for_maintained.sh

app-emulation/simh
  UnstableOnly: for arch: [ ppc ], all versions are unstable: [ 3.9.0-r1, 3.11.0 ]
  DeprecatedEapi: version 3.9.0-r1: uses deprecated EAPI 4
  RedundantVersion: version 3.9.0-r1: slot(0) keywords are overshadowed by version: 3.11.0
  PotentialStable: version 3.11.0: slot(0), stabled arches: [ amd64, x86 ], potential: [ ~ppc ]

app-editors/hteditor
  RedundantVersion: version 2.1.0: slot(0) keywords are overshadowed by version: 2.1.0-r1

app-emulation/ski
  UnstableOnly: for arches: [ amd64, x86 ], all versions are unstable: [ 1.3.2-r3, 1.3.2-r4 ]
  RedundantVersion: version 1.3.2-r3: slot(0) keywords are overshadowed by version: 1.3.2-r4

Get only package that might be good to stabilize by toolchain@:

$ PROJECTS=toolchain ./run_pkgcheck_for_maintained.sh --keywords=StableRequest


sys-libs/binutils-libs
  StableRequest: version 2.34: slot(0) no change in 51 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~m68k, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sh, ~sparc, ~x86 ]

sys-kernel/linux-headers
  StableRequest: version 5.5: slot(0) no change in 54 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~m68k, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sh, ~sparc, ~x86 ]

sys-devel/gcc
  StableRequest: version 5.5.0: slot(5.5.0) no change in 164 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~m68k, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sh, ~sparc, ~x86 ]
  StableRequest: version 9.2.0-r3: slot(9.2.0) no change in 37 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sparc, ~x86 ]

And generate clickable STABLEREQ URLs for them:

$ PROJECTS=toolchain ./run_pkgcheck_for_maintained.sh --keywords=StableRequest | ./file_stablereq.py

sys-libs/binutils-libs
  StableRequest: version 2.34: slot(0) no change in 51 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~m68k, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sh, ~sparc, ~x86 ]
Stablereq URL: https://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?form_name=enter_bug&product=Gentoo+Linux&component=Stabilization&bug_status=CONFIRMED&bug_severity=normal&short_desc=%3Dsys-libs%2Fbinutils-libs-2.34+stabilization&comment=In+tree+for+51+days.+Let%27s+stabilize+%3Dsys-libs%2Fbinutils-libs-2.34+for%3A%0A++++amd64+arm+arm64+hppa+ia64+m68k+ppc+ppc64+s390+sh+sparc+x86&keywords=STABLEREQ&assigned_to=toolchain%40gentoo.org&cc=amd64%40gentoo.org%2Carm%40gentoo.org%2Carm64%40gentoo.org%2Chppa%40gentoo.org%2Cia64%40gentoo.org%2Cm68k%40gentoo.org%2Cppc%40gentoo.org%2Cppc64%40gentoo.org%2Cs390%40gentoo.org%2Csh%40gentoo.org%2Csparc%40gentoo.org%2Cx86%40gentoo.org&cf_stabilisation_atoms=sys-libs%2Fbinutils-libs-2.34&cf_runtime_testing_required=No

sys-kernel/linux-headers
  StableRequest: version 5.5: slot(0) no change in 54 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~m68k, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sh, ~sparc, ~x86 ]
Stablereq URL: https://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?form_name=enter_bug&product=Gentoo+Linux&component=Stabilization&bug_status=CONFIRMED&bug_severity=normal&short_desc=%3Dsys-kernel%2Flinux-headers-5.5+stabilization&comment=In+tree+for+54+days.+Let%27s+stabilize+%3Dsys-kernel%2Flinux-headers-5.5+for%3A%0A++++amd64+arm+arm64+hppa+ia64+m68k+ppc+ppc64+s390+sh+sparc+x86&keywords=STABLEREQ&assigned_to=toolchain%40gentoo.org&cc=amd64%40gentoo.org%2Carm%40gentoo.org%2Carm64%40gentoo.org%2Chppa%40gentoo.org%2Cia64%40gentoo.org%2Cm68k%40gentoo.org%2Cppc%40gentoo.org%2Cppc64%40gentoo.org%2Cs390%40gentoo.org%2Csh%40gentoo.org%2Csparc%40gentoo.org%2Cx86%40gentoo.org&cf_stabilisation_atoms=sys-kernel%2Flinux-headers-5.5&cf_runtime_testing_required=No

sys-devel/gcc
  StableRequest: version 5.5.0: slot(5.5.0) no change in 164 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~m68k, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sh, ~sparc, ~x86 ]
Stablereq URL: https://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?form_name=enter_bug&product=Gentoo+Linux&component=Stabilization&bug_status=CONFIRMED&bug_severity=normal&short_desc=%3Dsys-devel%2Fgcc-5.5.0+stabilization&comment=In+tree+for+164+days.+Let%27s+stabilize+%3Dsys-devel%2Fgcc-5.5.0+for%3A%0A++++amd64+arm+arm64+hppa+ia64+m68k+ppc+ppc64+s390+sh+sparc+x86&keywords=STABLEREQ&assigned_to=toolchain%40gentoo.org&cc=amd64%40gentoo.org%2Carm%40gentoo.org%2Carm64%40gentoo.org%2Chppa%40gentoo.org%2Cia64%40gentoo.org%2Cm68k%40gentoo.org%2Cppc%40gentoo.org%2Cppc64%40gentoo.org%2Cs390%40gentoo.org%2Csh%40gentoo.org%2Csparc%40gentoo.org%2Cx86%40gentoo.org&cf_stabilisation_atoms=sys-devel%2Fgcc-5.5.0&cf_runtime_testing_required=No
  StableRequest: version 9.2.0-r3: slot(9.2.0) no change in 37 days for unstable keywords: [ ~amd64, ~arm, ~arm64, ~hppa, ~ia64, ~ppc, ~ppc64, ~s390, ~sparc, ~x86 ]
Stablereq URL: https://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?form_name=enter_bug&product=Gentoo+Linux&component=Stabilization&bug_status=CONFIRMED&bug_severity=normal&short_desc=%3Dsys-devel%2Fgcc-9.2.0-r3+stabilization&comment=In+tree+for+37+days.+Let%27s+stabilize+%3Dsys-devel%2Fgcc-9.2.0-r3+for%3A%0A++++amd64+arm+arm64+hppa+ia64+ppc+ppc64+s390+sparc+x86&keywords=STABLEREQ&assigned_to=toolchain%40gentoo.org&cc=amd64%40gentoo.org%2Carm%40gentoo.org%2Carm64%40gentoo.org%2Chppa%40gentoo.org%2Cia64%40gentoo.org%2Cppc%40gentoo.org%2Cppc64%40gentoo.org%2Cs390%40gentoo.org%2Csparc%40gentoo.org%2Cx86%40gentoo.org&cf_stabilisation_atoms=sys-devel%2Fgcc-9.2.0-r3&cf_runtime_testing_required=No

Example bug created https://bugs.gentoo.org/698646 from link above.

Note: the link just pre-populates all the boilerplate for you. You can still type extra details into any of the fields.

Canonical implementation

Almost every package maintainer has to deal with stabilization requests. We don’t have a simple tool to file them and have to come up with a hack similar to the above.

It feels like app-portage/gentoolkit would be the perfect place for such a tool. If you have more decent implementation (and you should!) please consider posting a patch against gentoolkit.

Bug to track addition of canonical implementation: https://bugs.gentoo.org/708912

On filing STABLEREQ

Stabilization process is a basic Gentoo’s vehicle to shield users of stable packages from beeding edge unstable world.

Did you know any user could file a stabilization request and not just package maintainer? If you wonnder why a package is sitting for years in ~ARCH maybe nobody just thought of stabilizing it. File a request! See https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Stable_request for a guide on what usually goes there.

Have fun!

Posted on March 23, 2020
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