Switching 22.03 build base to Debian 11 as well [Was: Re: Upgrading buildbot and switching to Debian 11]

Petr Štetiar ynezz at true.cz
Fri Jun 9 00:36:54 PDT 2023


> Petr Štetiar <ynezz at true.cz> [2023-05-15 17:35:04]:
> > FYI, just started moving master buildbot server to a new hardware and will
> > move snapshot builds there first to iron out any remaining issues.
> > 
> > While at it I'm updating it to the latest buildbot 3.8.0 release and switching
> > base container images from Debian 10 to Debian 11[1]:
> > 
> >  "Debian 10 LTS support ends on 6/2024, so it makes no sense to use it as
> >   a base for 23.05 release, so lets switch to Debian 11 which should've
> >   LTS support till 6/2026."
> > 
> > I'll try to keep you updated during transition.
> So snapshot phase1/images just finished one full build cycle on the new
> setup[1] and images should be ready for download and testing.
> Currently phase2/packages are being crunched[2] and should should be
> available in ~12h or so.
> The next steps are roughly following: 
>  * prepare the infra for 23.05
>  * migrate over 22.03

it has been a month already, so it seems like a switch to Debian 11 as a base
went fine, without regressions, so IMO we're probably good to go and use the
same Debian 11 base for 22.03 as well? Any objections?

BTW speaking about Debian 11, I was made aware on IRC, that there is Debian 12
around the corner:

 < dwfreed> also, before putting in all this effort to move to debian 11, why not wait a month or so and move to debian 12 once the post-release dust settles?
 < dwfreed> it literally releases in a 3 days (barring last minute emergencies, Debian 12 will be released on the 10th)
 < dwfreed> realistically, you could most likely move to debian 12 now
 < dwfreed> most of the post release bugs are going to be in desktop, which is obviously not applicable here

Since we're still in RC phase for 23.05 it might be worth considering?



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