[Pkg-ganeti-devel] Ganeti in Debian startup
iusty at k1024.org
Mon Sep 24 19:13:28 UTC 2007
On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 04:05:05PM -0300, Leonardo Rodrigues de Mello wrote:
> Sorry for the delay:
> RCS: I prefer to use subversion, i don't know how to use git, but i
> can learn it.
> LICENSE: gpl 2 or latter
> I believe according to debian policy it would be best to use
> /var/lib/ganeti since the export is data generated by the program from
> one instance at a specific time and machine dependent. os scripts
> should be put there too.
> FHS 5.5 page 30. /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/fhs/fhs.txt.gz
But neither the export nor the os scripts are machine-dependent - at
least not the current host. And as I said, I'm afraid that with default
sizes for var, it will be filled at the first export.
> To implement that, IMHO the best solution is to patch ganeti to use
> autoconf to specify path for images/os as suggested by Iustin.
> We can patch ganeti init/cron file at package build time to meet our
> needs. maybe we can use dpatch (this issue can be used to solve the
> problem with FHS, if the changes isn't adopted by ganeti upstream
> Cool. Accepted
> 2007/9/24, Iustin Pop <iusty at k1024.org>:
> > On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 01:04:52PM +0200, Guido Trotter wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > Sorry for the delay, I sent this message a couple of days ago, unfortunately to
> > > the wrong list address! :/
> > >
> > > So, it's time to get started with packaging Ganeti. The current situation is:
> > >
> > > - leonardo has some packages available
> > > - we have some internal ones
> > >
> > > Should we start from leonardo's ones and work on them? The issues we might want
> > > to discuss, before, are:
> > >
> > > Revision Control System:
> > > We are currently using subversion, iustin proposed switching to hg or git,
> > > what do you think? I had applied for subversion because it's simple, and
> > > ganeti is using it, but on the other hand other systems might have some
> > > advantages (eg: the possibility of working with code reviews). We need to
> > > decide whether to bother the alioth admins again to change or not...
> > I don't know how much trouble is to change the packages, and how well
> > the *-buildpackage tools work (e.g. hg-buildpackage, etc.)
> > > Licensing:
> > > What should we licence the Debian package under? I'm personally against using
> > > "GPL2 only" as it means we might have problems if ganeti switches to GPL3 at
> > > any point because we won't have control on all the debian part of the code...
> > > Nice options would be v2 or later, double licence under v2 and "the same
> > > licence as ganeti itself" or just use "the same licence as ganeti itself"...
> > > Or we could use BSD and forget about it... Any ideas?
> > Heh, I didn't know the package needs to be under a specific license.
> > Let's go for v2 or later.
> > > FHS:
> > > Before uploading we need to get rid of /srv/ganeti, which we cannot use for
> > > packages... Possibilities would be creating it at cluster init time/node add
> > > time if it doesn't exist, or moving to /var/share|lib/ganeti... Any other
> > > ideas?
> > Is a package allowed to use /srv/foo but not to package it? Strange...
> > I don't have a good option. Maybe a patch to ganeti's autoconf to allow
> > to specify the actual path of images/OSes.
> > Also, I don't know about /var, since the exports can take a lot of space
> > and it could easily overflow var by mistake.
> > > Init/Cron:
> > > Ganeti ships scripts which are debian policy compliant, or should anyway...
> > > Shall we make debian/rules distribute those rather than copying them and use
> > > our own? We can still add patches should we need any!
> > Yeah, I think so.
> > > Maintainer:
> > > I'd say "Ganeti Packaging Team <pkg-ganeti-devel at alioth.debian.org>" and the
> > > three of us listed as uploaders... Is that cool?
> > Yes!
> > >
> > > Ok, I'm done for now... Waiting for your feedback to start! Thanks!
> > Hope this helps,
> > iustin
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> Leonardo Rodrigues de Mello
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