[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] [zfs-discuss] Debian packaging updates

Turbo Fredriksson turbo at bayour.com
Mon Oct 14 07:58:36 UTC 2013

On Oct 13, 2013, at 6:51 PM, mrjoelseph at gmail.com wrote:

> The first thing that isn't clear to me is what the dynamic between FransUrbo's packaging and the debian pkg-zfsonlinux project is.

Aron (and pkg-zfsonlinux) is the official Debian GNU/Linux part.

I'm simply 'stealing' everything (more or less) Aron uploads and does
to _his_ packages to the official ZFS On Linux packages.

I've contributed to Arons packages, but he is still the 'main' maintainer.

I choosed to base _my_ (ZoL) packages on Arons do avoid duplication
of work (and in some way increase the user base for the packages). They
are still built independently. Also, Arons packages are built for unstable/testing,
while I have concentrated on stable (where Arons can't go due to policy etc).

> the zfsonlinux upstream repo is just a backport rebuild, with prebuilt modules instead of dkms.

In practice, this is correct. But there is dkms as well...

> It's with that assumption that I've made the changes against the debian pkg-zfslinux repo.

Which is the correct way/place to do it, thanx. I'll have a look at them as well
later this week.

> I'd like to confirm the status of the debian pkg-zfsonlinux repo, is anyone active besides Aron now that his SOC is over? Is anyone willing to review and include the changes?

I'll be happy to help out in any way I can if need be.
Turbo Fredriksson
turbo at bayour.com

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