[pkg-bacula-devel] New upload for version 5.0.3-2?

Jan Hauke Rahm jhr at debian.org
Sun Oct 30 09:32:28 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 03:55:00AM +0100, Luca Capello wrote:
> Hi there!
> After having committed the fix for #639466 [1], I discovered that the
> two 'development*' branches contain fixes for quite a lot of other bugs:
>   <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=7;bug=621282>
>   #bacula (5.0.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
>   #
>   #  * [be651f7e] Remove sqlite -> sqlite3 upgrade path (lenny->squeeze)
>   #    (Closes: #612352)
>   #  * [0e04801e] Fix: init scripts fail if daemon already running.
>   #    Thanks to Corey Hickey <bugfood-c at fatooh.org> (Closes: #608600)
>   #  * [df0a0e8b] Fix FTBFS with binutils-gold.
>   #    Thanks to Stephen Kitt <steve at sk2.org> (Closes: #553956)
>   #  * [c668850c] Stop shipping .la files (Closes: #621282)
>   #  * [bba06af6] Make use of /etc/default/bacula-{fd,sd,dir}
>   #    (Closes: #555737, #530019, #530018, #530014)
>   #  * [9df46bbb] Install conffiles, don't mess with them (Closes: 585037)
>   #  * [911e6ddf] Don't set passwords at build time but ask for them
>   #    (Closes: #585037, #602191, #493092)
> I guess we need to upload a new version ASAP, at least to fix some
> longstanding (like #585037), release-critical (like #621282) or
> transitional (like #639466) issues.

Well, true but... I also changed lots of build related stuff. If you
have a look at debian/rules you'll see that it's all dh7 stuff now. It
builds, and it seems to work for me, but I'd appreciate some testing. I
asked for that a few times on this list but never got replies. I,
personally, will not take responsibility for such changes without anyone
proof-reading it. bacula is too important to mess it up lightly.

> However, I do not have time in the forthcoming two weeks, so is anyone
> available?  Jan (Cc:ed), you committed all of the changes above, what do
> you think?

(I prefer Hauke over Jan)

Obviously, I'd like those changes to enter Debian. The current build
style is broken in so many ways, and with the changes I made, the build
time reduces from more than 20 minutes to 13 or somewhat, too. But, as I
said, not without proper double-checking. I'm almost sure that I messed
up some stuff.

Please note that at work we're slowly shuttind down bacula instances due
to infrstructural changes. I.e. I'm not sure how long I will be able to
work on this. I didn't see that coming. I would've said earlier if I
had. Sorry.

> Thx, bye,
> Gismo / Luca
> [1] I am sorry for the debian/changelog format I used, I still do not
>     like the git-dch output given that it is IMHO less human-readable
>     and also less explicative of the changes (and Debian packaging is
>     different than managing a repository...).  Nevertheless, feel free
>     to discard it!

Not sure what you mean. I kept one logical change per commit and git-dch
simply created a proper debian/changelog entry from this. Manual editing
might be needed, obviously. If you don't like the git SHA1 in it, then
don't let git-dch include it. I find it handy but it's not a must. What
I dislike is commiting changelog entries with teh changes since that
makes merging branches basically a PITA.
Anyways, let's see what we can get out of what I did in those dev


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