[DRBD-user] Debianization

Helmut Wollmersdorfer helmut.wollmersdorfer at gmx.at
Wed Sep 29 12:58:10 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.

David Krovich wrote:
> Lars Ellenberg <Lars.Ellenberg at ...> writes:

>> http://svn.drbd.org/drbd/branches/drbd-0.7/
>>   upgrade_0.6.x_to_0.7.0.txt
>>   upgrade_0.7.0_to_0.7.1.txt

>>both merged give the upgrade from 0.6 to 0.7 as is now.

> I wouldn't want to attempt to script that...  

This is understandable.

> My concern is regarding
> a user currently running drbd 0.6.x who does an apt-get upgrade and
> gets a 0.7.x version of drbd, and suddenly his drbd setup is broken.

> There is currently a discussion going on about this issue in the
> Debian BTS, bug id #244291.

I cc: to this.

> The current proposal is to create two separate binary packages, one
> for drbd-0.6.x, and one for drbd-0.7.x.

ACK. This will meet the interests of both usergroups.

The 0.7-package should take care, that an existing 0.6-drbd.conf is not 
damaged. Also 0.7 should not start an existing 0.6-drbd-device, because 
this could damage data. Both things are guaranteed by Lars' coding, what 
I have seen from the source. But an additional check will not be worse;-)

Helmut Wollmersdorfer

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