[Piuparts-devel] Bug#652934: Bug#652934: Bug#652934: Bug#652934: Bug#652934: Bug#652934: status

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Fri Jun 1 08:31:11 UTC 2012

Hi Dave,

On Freitag, 1. Juni 2012, Dave Steele wrote:
> > believe you should provide clean patches
> cleaned

Thanks, so I've merged the next one... but then I looked at 
e6444734909a6074f9f768f0c32ffc56d3a2017e and found several points I disliked, 
want improved or plainly reject:

- please keep the package in 1.0 format. 3.0 is more complicated and buys us 
nothing as we dont have any patches.

- the README-server.txt (yay for writing it!) says that piuparts stores its 
logs in /var/lib/piuparts. Please add a sentence explaining that those logs 
are basically the result of piuparts running, thats why we store them in 
I also wonder whether we should store the master+slave logs in 

- I don't like (/usr)/sbin/slave_run - IMO that should either end up in 
/usr/share/piuparts/master/ or rename it to piuparts_slave_run and put it in 
/usr/sbin/. I think I prefer the later. 

- piuparts-server.postinst: thats totally wrong, like this it would be 
executed on any upgrade, removal, purge, etc. You need to interpret $1 and act 
accordingly... see 
http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-maintainerscripts.html and postinst 
scripts of your choice :-)

- why oh why do you reintroduce piuparts-server.preinst which you removed 
(albeit named preinst) in 89926a72e5675218abfbbd6dce50dba0292c43ad? I'm not 
impressed :/

- debian/rules: please explain:

-       dh_installman
-       $(MAKE) prefix=$(CURDIR)/debian/piuparts/usr 
etcdir=$(CURDIR)/debian/piuparts/etc all
+       $(MAKE) prefix=$(CURDIR)/debian/tmp/usr 
etcdir=$(CURDIR)/debian/tmp/etc all
+       dh_install
+       dh_installman --sourcedir=debian/piuparts

And then finally, I must say I'm disappointed by debian/control, just 
introducing a piuparts-server package. I thought we would get piuparts-master 
and a piuparts-slave packages instead 8-)


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