[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] Bug#832938: zfs-linux: ZFS ARC python scripts location and scripts policy

Eric Desrochers eric.desrochers at canonical.com
Fri Jul 29 18:48:11 UTC 2016

Package: zfs-linux
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

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   * What led up to the situation?
     Bug (LP: #1574342) in Ubuntu where ARC scripts (arcstat.py, arc_summary.py & dbufstat.py) weren't part of the build
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     We think theses scripts should be in /usr/bin (or /usr/sbin), but not /bin. Additionnally, according to script policy (10.4) : "When scripts are installed into a directory in the system PATH, 
     the script name should not include an extension such as .sh or .pl that denotes the scripting language currently used to implement it." which means that we should probably consider renaming the script to arcstat, arc_summary & dbfustat
     without the .py extension.
  * What was the outcome of this action?
  * What outcome did you expect instead?

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-17-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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