[Tracker-discuss] Update on switch-over "stuff"

Erik Forsberg forsberg at efod.se
Mon Mar 12 19:35:14 CET 2007

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"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

> Brett Cannon schrieb:
>> Third, we should probably write down exactly the steps we want to
>> follow for the transition.  I started another wiki page at
>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/TrackerTransition to record the steps.  We
>> can discuss the steps here in a separate thread when people are ready
>> to work out the steps.
> I've edited these, because I think a few steps should be carried out
> now (immediately). I really think people should get a chance to look
> at it before it goes life. For that, I propose that bugs.python.org
> is already changed so that it looks like the final installation.


   1.   Put warning into current installation that it is no longer live.

   What does "current installation" in the step above refer to? Maybe
   that's a stupid question, but it's not entirely clear to me.

   2.   Set DNS for bugs.python.org to roundup tracker.
   3.   Activate mail sending to python-bugs-list, and activate sending
        of weekly summaries.  
   4.   Announce upcoming switch on python-dev, encourage people to comment.

Is your idea that we execute steps 1-4 *now* as a testing phase and
then proceed to go live after the two weeks in step 5.?

   5.   Wait two weeks.

   6.   Turn off Roundup tracker and wipe it (XXX static page or
        read-only? mvl thinks just producing a 404 error by disabling the
        CGI may be enough).  

Turning it off will be enough, I think, as the whole process of
getting the data dump and converting it takes less than two hours. 
   7.    Turn off SF tracker. As this is not supported, just remove it
         from the project front page.  

   8.    Get final data dump.

That normally takes about 10-15 minutes. Add a few minutes to transfer
the result to the psf.upfronthosting.co.za. 

   9.    Populate Roundup with data dump.

This takes about an hour. 

> When that is done, I propose to change the DNS entry for 
> bugs.python.org, and look into meta-issue 56 (which Eric says
> is about ready, waiting for the DNS switch).

It is - currently the Apache and roundup is configured to belive its
hostname is pybugs.efod.se, and changing that to something else is a
quick operation.

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