Backporting shibboleth-sp2 2.6.0+dfsg1-4 to jessie: dh-systemd, piuparts and lintian errors

Etienne Dysli-Metref etienne.dysli-metref at
Fri Jan 20 09:30:30 UTC 2017

On 19/01/17 23:46, Ferenc Wágner wrote:
> I couldn't reproduce this on a real jessie system, only in a piuparts
> chroot.  I think the reason is that piuparts removes init-system-helpers
> (the home of deb-systemd-helper) before the shibboleth-sp2-utils postrm
> could instruct it to clean up.  I'm not sure what we could do about
> this.

Indeed piuparts does remove init-system-helpers before
shibboleth-sp2-utils. I hadn't noticed before but it's in the log:

> 0m33.9s DEBUG: Command ok: ['chroot', '/tmp/tmpH_vjLg', 'dpkg', '--purge', 'libxerces-c3.1:amd64', 'libcurl4-openssl-dev:amd64', 'libshibsp-dev:amd64', 'librtmp1:amd64', 'libgssapi-krb5-2:amd64', 'libssh2-1:amd64', 'libxml-security-c17:amd64', 'libaprutil1:amd64', 'libk5crypto3:amd64', 'libfcgi0ldbl', 'libxml-security-c-dev:amd64', 'libkeyutils1:amd64', 'zlib1g-dev:amd64', 'libshibsp-plugins:amd64', 'init-system-helpers', 'libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3:amd64', 'libapr1:amd64', 'libicu-dev:amd64', 'libldap-2.4-2:amd64', 'liblog4shib1:amd64', 'libxmltooling-dev:amd64', 'libssl1.0.0:amd64', 'libnettle4:amd64', 'icu-devtools', 'liblua5.1-0:amd64', 'libssl-dev:amd64', 'libtasn1-6:amd64', 'libxmltooling7:amd64', 'libkrb5-3:amd64', 'libsasl2-modules-db:amd64', 'libexpat1:amd64', 'libltdl7:amd64', 'libsaml9:amd64', 'libaprutil1-ldap:amd64', 'libodbc1:amd64', 'libicu52:amd64', 'libxml2:amd64', 'libidn11:amd64', 'apache2-bin', 'libsaml2-dev:amd64', 'liblog4shib-dev', 'libshibsp7:amd64', 'libmemcached11:amd64', 'libffi6:amd64', 'libgnutls-deb0-28:amd64', 'libcurl3:amd64', 'libkrb5support0:amd64', 'opensaml2-schemas', 'libsasl2-2:amd64', 'libxerces-c-dev', 'xmltooling-schemas', 'libhogweed2:amd64', 'libp11-kit0:amd64']
> 0m33.9s DEBUG: Starting command: ['chroot', '/tmp/tmpH_vjLg', 'dpkg', '--purge', 'libshibsp-doc', 'shibboleth-sp2-common', 'shibboleth-sp2-utils', 'libapache2-mod-shib2']

Why would puiparts do it in this order? shibboleth-sp2-utils depends on

>> So I bumped the build-dep up a bit to: dh-systemd (>= 9.20160709).
> Why?  I mean, where did this version number come from?

The version comes from debhelper's changelog in jessie-backports [1].
It's when dh-systemd was moved to debhelper.

Since adding this version constraint was motivated by piuparts's report,
it may not be necessary in the end...



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