[Pkg-roundcube-maintainers] Bug#688634: roundcube-sqlite upgrade causes serious data-loss

Vincent Bernat bernat at debian.org
Sat Mar 2 21:30:03 UTC 2013

 ❦  2 mars 2013 21:37 CET, Vincent Bernat <bernat at debian.org> :

>> After reviewing the bug discussion, I believe the correct thing to do here
>> is to remove the roundcube-sqlite package from wheezy entirely.  That will
>> block an upgrade from squeeze by forcing the admin to realize that they
>> have to switch database backends, which is exactly the desired behavior
>> (since there's no automated conversion process available).  That's much
>> better than a release note, since it blocks the upgrade until the admin
>> decides what they want to do.
>> Having a transitional package only makes sense when there is an automated
>> transition available, and there isn't one here.  The admin is going to
>> have to take manual database actions, so we should fail the upgrade until
>> they've done that and are prepared for the transition.
>> Does that make sense?  Do you need any help preparing that for wheezy?
> If we agree this is the best solution (I agree too), despite the fact
> that the roundcube-sqlite package was introduced back because of bug
> #677803, I will do an upload removing it again in the next days.

Here is my proposition:
panic("kmem_cache_init(): Offsets are wrong - I've been messed with!");
	2.2.16 /usr/src/linux/mm/slab.c
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