[pkg-bacula-devel] Should bacula-server Recommend: bacula-console?

Carsten Leonhardt leo at debian.org
Wed Sep 21 09:23:30 UTC 2016

To be honest, I don't quite see the logic in here either:

Package: bacula-server
Architecture: all
Pre-Depends: ${misc:Pre-Depends}
 bacula-director (>= ${source:Version}),
 bacula-sd (>= ${source:Version}),
 bacula-bscan (>= ${source:Version}),
Recommends: bacula-fd
Description: network backup service - server metapackage
 Bacula is a set of programs to manage backup, recovery, and
 verification of
 data across a network of computers of different kinds.
 This metapackage provides a standard server install, consisting of the
 director and storage daemons.

For a standard install, I'd guess the database is on the same host as
the director (especially as by default sqlite3 is used). Consequently,
bacula-fd is needed for the catalog backups. A "Recommends" seems too
weak in my opinion. Additionally it seems unusual not to backup the
backup server.

And if we now add bconsole to the Depends, it's essentially the same as
the bacula metapackage. Then we could remove both bacula-client and
bacula-server and just keep bacula as a metapackage that installs
everything except bacula-console-qt.

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