20081110

Revision 1 as of 2008-11-06 14:49:50

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The Ubuntu Testing day is a special day where the Ubuntu Community comes together with a shared goal of testing an specific set of ISO images (Alpha, Beta, RC, Gold or Point releases), an specific feature or some bugs needing verification. Taking the idea from the UbuntuBugDay, we want to apply the same concepts to ISO testing.

Join the Testing Day

Who can join the Testing Day? Everyone. You don't need to be a developer. You don't need to know how to code. Everyone is welcome. If you don't know how to help, then just stop on by and we'll explain everything to you. In fact, one of the objectives of the Testing Day is to help people willing to start testing Ubuntu to make it better.

Where to join the Testing Day? Come to #ubuntu-testing on freenode IRC. Normal testing activity takes place in #ubuntu-testing at other times also.

5-a-day-ing

During testing days you can also do 5-A-Day for this one you can do the following in order to tag your work on the testing day:

  • 5-a-day --add-tag testingday-20081110
  • Add bugs to 5-a-day as usual when creating, verifying or commenting on bugs
  • And when done with testing day run: 5-a-day --remove-tag testingday-20081110

Which is the goal for this testing day?

We know we just released Intrepid a week ago, but we have a lot of pending SRU bugs in Hardy needing verification. Hardy is a LTS release, and therefore it needs to be kept in shape for a longer period. SRU is the process for getting updates into a stable release. Please, refer to the SRU wiki page for more information on the process.

How do I help?

If you are running Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), you can help by verifying some of the bugs that need verification. Pick as many as you want from the list below.

Once you have picked a bug, you have to:

  1. Verify that you don't have installed the version of the package in the column "Proposed".
  2. Reproduce the bug described in the bug report.
  3. Install the corresponding -proposed package ()
  4. Verify that the bug is solved in the -proposed package.
  5. Put your name in the last column. This will let people know that the bug in that row has been tested.
  6. If the bug is still present in the -proposed package:
    • Set the bug report Status: In Progress.
    • Describe why the fix was rejected in a comment to the bug report.
    • Modify the verification-needed tag to a verification-failed tag on the bug report.
    • Set the row's background to red by adding red in the first cell of the column after rowbgcolor=.
  7. If the fix was good and the bug is no longer in the -proposed package:
    • Modify the verification-needed tag to a verification-done tag on the bug report.
    • Describe the general steps taken to verify the package, any special difficulties, and the recommended upload date.
    • Set the row's background to green by adding lightgreen in the first cell of the column after rowbgcolor=.

List of bugs

Bug

Subject

Package

-proposed

Tester

276096

SRU: We could make modprobe less slow by building it with proper CFLAGS

module-init-tools

229252

[SRU]slapd gssapi failure - apparmor profile doesn't support kerberos gssapi

openldap

37768

gnome-volume-manager mounting Partition, while working with GParted

hal

228268

[SRU] "--templates" option mis-handled when using kvm or qemu

ubuntu-vm-builder

222987

broken link to gthumb documentation

ubuntu-docs

204483

[Hardy] Closing Laptop lid corrupts screen and beeps

xserver-xorg-video-ati

234516

fsck.hfsplus gives segmentation fault

hfsprogs

225941

undo does not work on deleted items

alacarte

242713

Suspends that are longer than 6 hours will inexplicably claim to fail, but not really fail

gnome-power-manager

230299

[SRU] IPv6 not enabled in host file

ubuntu-vm-builder

256797

gcc-4.2.3 on Hardy/ia32 miscompiles simple code

gcc-4.2

236830

cifs does not support kerberos authentication

samba

157858

aide.conf.autogenerated NOT properly generated

aide

255011

sru request for sun-java5

sun-java5

153124

Firefox Non-English Start pages not localized properly

dell

230319

[SRU] -v / --verbose options are not parsed correctly

ubuntu-vm-builder

259110

[SRU] Samba NT_STATUS_PASSWORD_MUST_CHANGE bug

samba

271655

[SRU req.] nvidia driver detection broken

kde-guidance

230312

[SRU] "letters" variable not initialized properly

ubuntu-vm-builder

281129

[hardy] tirc prerm script has syntax error; causes failure on uninstall

tirc

114730

/var/run/aide/ missing

aide

231367

In Yelp links dead

ubuntu-docs

253996

[SRU req.] Imapsync should depend on libdate-manip-perl

imapsync

207406

xvidcap crashed with SIGSEGV in avcodec_open()

ffmpeg

221231

[SRU] ubuntu-vm-builder should set up a locale, timezone, etc

ubuntu-vm-builder

267696

[SRU] mysqldump fails silently against mysql 4.0 server

mysql-dfsg-5.0

228744

[SRU] Fails to generate valid image if /tmp is mounted nosuid,nodev & -t is not specified

ubuntu-vm-builder

230323

[SRU] ARCH is not computed properly

ubuntu-vm-builder

208695

Cannot upgrade to mysql-server-5.0

mysql-dfsg-5.0

250812

[hardy] crashes when using telepathy-stream-engine

telepathy-glib

244925

slapd reports wrong ssf using gnutls

openldap2.3

235070

Please apply libgomp patch to GCC for Hardy Heron

gcc-4.2

289855

incorrect quoting makes intrepid CD detection fail

update-notifier

230466

Likewise uninstall, Lock login to system

likewise-open

264515

gcc-4.2.4 update for hardy-proposed

gcc-4.2

243525

[SRU]slapd needs apparmor changes for cn=config

openldap2.3

253255

crash gutsy -> hardy hardy 8.04.1 cdrom upgrade

update-manager

255991

xf86-video-geode: DDC probing broken on GX2/CS5535 since 2.9.0 (patch)

xserver-xorg-video-geode

274402

hwclock can break the RTC

util-linux

218195

[SRU] sources.list is missing security-lines

ubuntu-vm-builder

222804

[SRU] fail2ban fails to start after reboot

fail2ban

220889

wrong 8.04 codename in Korean start page

ubuntu-docs

230877

dbus inherits parent filedescriptors

dbus

288479

Ubuntu 8.10rc Desktop amd64 - lots of files with gid 999

ubiquity

265058

[SRU] openvpn2.1~rc7 fails to pick up the CN of certificates

openvpn

281956

evolution uses wrong date to switch to daylight saving timezone in timezone Europe/Brussels

evolution-data-server

204133

wubi install unusable - Buffer I/O error on device loop0

wubi

230334

[SRU] ubuntu-vm-builder does not use ubuntu-keyring in debootstrap

ubuntu-vm-builder

237544

proposed update to gcc-4.3.1

gcc-snapshot

243823

Stable Release Update for ubuntu-docs in hardy

ubuntu-docs

220917

iwl4965 firmware missing in alternate installer

linux-restricted-modules

254966

The --ssh-key changed behavior between hardy-updates and hardy-proposed

ubuntu-vm-builder

232361

[SRU] Option --net fails (other than for Class C)

ubuntu-vm-builder

256891

missingok does not work

logrotate

293758

New upstream bug fix releases 8.3.5/8.2.11/8.1.15

postgresql-8.3

Filing bugs

Please file the bugs you might find during the upgrade process at Launchpad (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+filebug) and tag your bug as $dist-upgrade (i.e. ubuntu-upgrade, kubuntu-upgrade). Please attach all the files you find at /var/log/dist-upgrade/ to your bug report.

Sessions

We will be running some introductory sessions about the tools and procedures to make testing easier and more efficient.

Use your IRC client (such as xchat, irssi or mIRC) to connect to the Freenode IRC network at irc.freenode.net. You can do this manually by typing:

/server irc.freenode.net

Then join #ubuntu-classroom for the time and date of the session you want to attend (see the timetable below). You can manually join the channel by typing:

/join #ubuntu-classroom

You should also join #ubuntu-classroom-chat which is the general discussion channel for the session. Questions should be posted there. You should prefix your questions with QUESTION: to make them easier to spot.

Time table

Session

Time

Who

Testing Infrastructure

15h (UTC)

Marc Tardif (cr3)