[Gluster-devel] How can we prevent GlusterFS packaging installation/update issues in future?

Lalatendu Mohanty lmohanty at redhat.com
Thu Feb 19 11:22:41 UTC 2015

On 02/19/2015 04:25 PM, Niels de Vos wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 03:45:41PM +0530, Lalatendu Mohanty wrote:
>> On 02/19/2015 02:30 PM, Niels de Vos wrote:
>>> Hey Pranith!
>>> Thanks for putting this topic on my radar. Uncommunicated packaging
>>> changes have indeed been a pain for non-RPM distributions on several
>>> occasions. We should try to inform other packagers about required
>>> changes in the packaging scripts or upgrade/installation process better.
>> +1
>>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:26:33PM +0530, Pranith Kumar Karampuri wrote:
>>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1113778
>>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1191176
>>>> How can we make the process of giving good packages for things other than
>>>> RPMs?
>>> My guess is that we need to announce packaging changes very clearly.
>>> Maybe it makes sense to have a very low-traffic packaging at gluster.org
>>> mailinglist where all packagers from all distributions are subscribed?
>> +1 for announce packaging changes very clearly.
>> But I think we should keep using gluster-devel ML for packaging discussions
>> as IMO it is the right platform to get all developers and packagers
>> together. However We need to discuss these stuff clearly which we lacked
>> before.
> My idea was to reduce the number of emails that packagers receive. Not
> all packagers are active as a Gluster developer, and the -devel list has
> quite some traffic. I am afraid that important changes would get lost in
> the noise.
> Niels
I understand. However my thought was, if we segregate the discussion we 
might miss valuable feedback from developers. Also not sure if 
discussion around packaging on gluster-devel will increase understanding 
around packaging of developers. I agree with you on the email traffic 


>> Thanks,
>> Lala
>>> I've added all packagers that I could track on CC, and am interested in
>>> their preferences and ideas.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Niels

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