Should CI/buildbot report rev-upgrade errors?

Eric Gallager egall at
Mon Sep 6 23:19:01 UTC 2021

On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 3:42 PM Eric Gallager <egall at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 11:30 AM Christopher Chavez <chrischavez at> wrote:
> >
> > Should CI/buildbots report any errors from `port rev-upgrade`? (I'm not aware that they already do.)
> >
> > Additionally, is it true that, once CI or a buildbot has built and installed a port, `port rev-upgrade` should never report any errors? If so, should the build be marked as failed if there are rev-upgrade errors?
> >
> > Would others find this behavior helpful?
> >
> >
> > Christopher A. Chavez (who recently neglected to check the result of rev-upgrade before submitting a port update)
> I agree that this behavior would be helpful, however, doing so would
> require keeping the results of previous builds installed, whereas I
> think the current behavior is to do all builds from a fresh
> environment...

Here's an idea: instead of having the buildbot report things from
rev-upgrade, how about allowing users to automatically upload their
own rev-upgrade lists as part of their mpstats submissions, if they
have the mpstats port installed? That way the server wouldn't have to
keep a bunch of old ports from previous builds installed, and people
would be able to see what rev-upgrade errors actual users are actually

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