[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#698757: iscsitarget: Recommended package iscsitarget-module does not exist

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at researchut.com
Wed Jan 23 11:57:13 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Rogier <rogier777 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Package: iscsitarget
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> Iscsitarget recommends iscsitarget-module, however that package
> does not exist, and it is even completely unknown to debian
> (it cannot be found on packages.debian.org).

which version are you on? I don't see the iscsitarget-module package
as Recommends in the latest version.

> As iscsitarget requires a kernel module, and is quite useless without
> one, I suppose it should also declare iscsitarget-module or
> iscsitarget-dkms, or any other suitable package that contains, or can be
> used to build the module, as a dependency instead of a recommendation
> or even a suggestion ?

Striclty, the iscsitarget-dkms does not really qualify as a Depends.
Recommends are used for packages, without which, a major functionality
would be unavailalbe. Image a developer building his own custom
iscsitarget modules. They don't need the dependency.

In the current Debian behavior, Recommends are supposed to be auto
pulled in. So that already satisfies the basic relationship.

Ritesh Raj Sarraf
RESEARCHUT - http://www.researchut.com
"Necessity is the mother of invention."

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