[Piuparts-devel] Missing depends on lsb-base, need your help

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Oct 17 10:48:19 UTC 2016

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 12:25:59PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> However (as opposed to building packages) I fail to see what's the
> benefit of using policy-rc.d in piuparts.
> Isn't piuparts designed / intended to check that installing and
> removing a package works ok in a "living system"?

no. (since always)
> By using a policy-rc.d script, the emulation of a "living system"
> will be incomplete and some real bugs (like the one we are discussing
> here) will be missed.

yes. (it will also make sure not to generate too much noise making other
more important problems invisible.)

piuparts *already* finds more bugs than we can file.

> Would you consider this for "piuparts-ng"?

not sure. (and I definitly not sure I consider piuparts-ng a good idea…
piuparts is nicely extensible.)

also see #558819, "New option: check that daemon stop scripts don't fail
even if the daemon doesn't run", nobody ever bothered to work on this.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=558819#30 is a
particulary good idea but then I don't plan to spend my time on sysv support…

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