feature request: speedbump for publishing during freezes

Asked by Seth Arnold

Hello, as part of the release process, our release managers ask the security team and SRU members to not upload new packages into -updates or -security without coordination:


In this most recent freeze, this was overlooked several times. The security team added https://git.launchpad.net/ubuntu-qa-tools/commit/?id=4ec6109cdb45dd0582f8305d7f5f8fa2fd84836e to our tooling to try to discourage these mistakes from happening again, but this tooling may not be used by the kernel team.

So, I'd like to request a feature: a speed bump of some sort to discourage publishing to the -updates or -security pocket during these freeze events. While coordination would be the ideal, the habitual workflow of releasing updates is quite strong, and even when several of us knew about both the freeze and the nvidia coordinated release date, we didn't notice the conflict until after it had caused trouble for the release team.


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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said :

Hm, not sure how this would be done since the affected people have queue admin permissions, but maybe. However, this shouldn't be in our support ticket queue - could you please use the "Create bug report" link on this ticket to convert it into a bug?

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