[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] About downstream patches on debian packages from zfsonlinux.org repository.

Turbo Fredriksson turbo at bayour.com
Thu Aug 25 19:16:01 UTC 2016

On Aug 24, 2016, at 12:12 PM, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> Do patches flow well between the various open ZFS projects?

Mostly from OpenZFS to ZoL. We _might_ get a flow the other way with the
crypt patch that's in the work (yay!!!! finally a real open source one!).

> ie the Debian, Ubuntu and ZFS on Linux deb packages (only Turbo?) and
> try to make a great set of packages for use by all Debian derivates.

Would be nice, and I kind'a have had other things on my plate so I haven't
been as active in my packaging (yes, I'm the only one that does them for
ZoL) as I'd like to, but my current work would allow me to do it on a
more "industrial" scale :)

> But we should also provide the features users expect and need to get ZFS
> working out of the box

You need to make up your mind! You either follow ZoL, or you provide [the
full] ZFS functionality [that every other OS that provides ZFS do].

It's one or the other, very simple :(

> Who can spend some time trying to get the patches
> from Debian, Ubuntu and ZoL debs into the official ZoL upstream source?

Not going to happen.

There's simply no interest from [brian] the devs to do this.

> Is there something we can do from the Debian side to make it easier?

No. THere's simply isn't any interest to deal with "the boring packaging
crap". I had to fight like a bengal tiger just to get the bloody first
phase (of three) of my sysv/initrd rewrite in!
God gave man both a penis and a brain,
but unfortunately not enough blood supply
to run both at the same time.
- R. Williams

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