[DRE-maint] Bug#590695: redmine: Fails to install.

Cyril Brulebois cyril.brulebois at kerlabs.com
Wed Jul 28 15:05:11 UTC 2010


Jérémy Lal <jerry at edagames.com> (28/07/2010):
> Excerpt from the Description of the redmine package :
> "Dependencies for database support are provided by these metapackages:
>  redmine-mysql, redmine-pgsql, redmine-sqlite."

The description has little to do with:

 1. your not checking for appropriate (in this case: backend)
    components before running installation/configuration steps.

 2. your considering redmine's postinst configuration as successful
    while it is not. As a consequence, redmine is considered being
    installed properly, while it is not.

> You selected a pgsql backend. It fails. Install redmine-pgsql.

It's your job to (1) catch this kind of failure, possibly hitting
users with a cluebat, pointing to the documentation and appropriate
instructions if you feel like it, and to (2) leave your package in an
appropriate state WRT the package manager.

Cyril Brulebois
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