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Re: [PATCH setup] Allow setup to parse more than 3 versions from the setup.ini file

On 09/10/2017 20:32, Jon Turney wrote:
So, thinking about this change some more, I realize that there is a another way to do this, which doesn't break backwards compatibility with setup, by having multiple [prev] and [test] sections.

[1] doesn't say that these section names are unique, and setup doesn't require that, I'm going to claim that it's valid :)

Because of the way setup works, the last [test] section is the version which is selected when 'test' is selected, so a specific ordering of the sections would be required.  The calm change to implement this is at [2].

I deployed this calm change today.

I think that no-one should notice anything, apart from setup now offering another choice of older versions for some packages.

The current default package retention policy is: the curr and test versions are always kept, also keep the 3 highest versions (this is slightly more generous than upset's historical behaviour, as it keeps 3 versions even if test isn't being used)

Maintainers can customize this policy using keep*: lines in override.hint [3].


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