[DRBD-user] Debianization (was: DRBD 0.7.4)

Philipp Hug drbd-user at lists.hug.cx
Fri Sep 17 16:06:32 CEST 2004

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.


The problem you have if you put the ./debian/ directory into upstream cvs, is
that the debian packaging stuff must be fixed "before" a new version of drbd is
e.g. changes in debian revisions should be integrated in next upstream

> At least I see the necessity to have a co-maintainer for DRBD to avoid too 
> large time lags.
Yes, I co-maintain drbd together with David, I also created updated packages:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Helmut Wollmersdorfer" <helmut.wollmersdorfer at gmx.at>
To: <drbd-user at lists.linbit.com>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 2:49 PM
Subject: [DRBD-user] Debianization (was: DRBD 0.7.4)

> David Krovich wrote:
>> I agree that it'd be easier if upstream didn't keep a version of the debian 
>> directory in version control.  We should be able to coordinate the debian 
>> directory just within Debian itself.
> The problem is, that there is demand from users to have the latest development 
> versions available with debian-packaging.
> Having the debian directory in the upstream version is a little inconvenience 
> for the developers, and a very less inconvenience for the maintainer (I 
> assume), but it is a large convenience for many users.
> Personnally I am not a great friend of differences between developer and 
> distribution versions, if there is no _serious_ reason.
> At least I see the necessity to have a co-maintainer for DRBD to avoid too 
> large time lags.
>> I would assume some people are still more comfortable using 0.6.x over 0.7.x, 
>> so we would want to keep both versions available.
> Maybe some users of Kernel 2.2.x or Woody want to have 0.6.x still available. 
> But 0.7.x is more important and the release of 0.8.x is maybe coming within 
> months (and not years).
> Helmut Wollmersdorfer
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