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Announce all creations, deletions and renaming of gerrit repos (for e.g. translatewiki.net workflow)
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Description

Creation, deletion and renaming of Gerrit repositories regularly has a very negative impact on the translatewiki.net workflow.

Recently the repo DonationEmailUnsubscribe appears to have been deleted. The repo FundraisingEmailUnsubscribe appears to have been moved from wikimedia to mediawiki, without updating the permissions on the repo, and without updating .gitreview.

Deleting repos causes errors in mass update scripts. They will exit with inexplicable errors, which then means that you have to start chasing ghosts in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/admin/projects/


Version: wmf-deployment
Severity: major

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Reference
bz46982

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:20 AM
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siebrand created this task.Apr 7 2013, 9:39 AM
demon added a comment.Apr 8 2013, 12:17 PM

(In reply to comment #0)

Recently the repo DonationEmailUnsubscribe appears to have been deleted. The
repo FundraisingEmailUnsubscribe appears to have been moved from wikimedia to
mediawiki, without updating the permissions on the repo, and without updating
.gitreview.

Permissions didn't need updating, nor did the parent. It was copied incorrectly (mea culpa).

As to the actual bug: what sort of notification are you looking at having? We could probably pretty easily make some public log of repo creations and deletions.

The moving instance was a special case, and has happened like once, ever.

Once actual moving support goes in upstream, one would assume we could log that too.

(In reply to comment #1)

what sort of notification are you looking at having? We
could probably pretty easily make some public log of repo creations and
deletions.

Anything but the current silence in a discoverable location.

(In reply to Chad H. from comment #1)

Once actual moving support goes in upstream, one would assume we could log
that too.

So this is blocked on upstream? Any ticket URL to follow there?

demon removed a subscriber: demon.Dec 8 2014, 6:33 PM
demon moved this task from Bugs & stuff to Local hacks on the Gerrit board.Jul 25 2016, 6:26 PM
demon moved this task from Local hacks to Repo Admin on the Gerrit board.Jan 6 2017, 4:25 AM

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