[openstack-dev] [infra][deb-packaging] Stop using track-upstream for deb projects

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Sun Jun 18 09:06:49 UTC 2017

On 2017-06-13 15:01, Paul Belanger wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'd like to propose we stop using track-upstream for project-config on
> deb-packaging projects. It seems there is no active development on these
> projects currently and by using track-upstream we currently wasting both CI
> resources and HDD space keeping their projects in sync with there upstream
> openstack projects.
> Long term, we don't actually want to support the behavior. I propose we stop
> doing this today, and if somebody steps up to continue the effort on packaging
> our release we then progress forward with out the need of track-upstream.
> Effectively, track-upstream duplicates the size of a projects git repo. For
> example, if deb-nova is setup to track-upstream of nova, we copy all commits and
> import them into deb-nova. This puts unneeded pressure on our infrastructure
> moving forward, the git overlay option for gbp is likely the solution we could
> use.

Indeed ;(

Do you have a patch ready or was there some alternative proposal?

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