[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#797860: open-iscsi: [debconf_rewrite] Debconf templates and debian/control review proposal

Christian Seiler christian at iwakd.de
Fri Sep 4 00:29:29 UTC 2015


On 09/03/2015 07:13 AM, Christian Perrier wrote:
> I just noticed new or modified debconf templates appearing for this
> package.
> I would like to suggest you to consider calling for debconf templates
> review AND translation updates when you introduce new debconf
> templates or modify the existing templates in a package or, if you
> prefer, to send a call for translations after uploading the first
> version that introduces new templates or templates changes.
> If you're interested in suggestions for doing this, you can find some
> at the end of this bug report.
> The debian-l10n-english team will now start a review, on our own
> initiative. It will be conducted through this bug report.

Thanks for your initiative. Just for your information: the debconf
templates are part of the new package update / removal procedure that
we (Ritesh and myself) introduced in 2.0.873+git0.3b4b4500-11. The idea
is that the debconf prompts are only shown if something went really
wrong and we want to give the administrator a chance to salvage things.
(Since this is storage-related, data loss would occur otherwise.) If
everything works as expected, the administrator should never even see
any debconf prompts at all.

The entire maintscript logic still will need quite a bit more testing
(we'll put out a call for testing it after uploading an update for a
related package) and therefore we didn't want to ask for translations
and/or review of the messages just yet, because we're not sure that the
current logic is going to remain exactly the same or if there'll be the
need for some tweaking - and thus some alterations in which debconf
templates the package needs.

That said, if you think reviewing at this stage is a good idea anyway,
please do so (we appreciate that), otherwise I would suggest to block
this bug against #797112, which we'll close once we are confident
enough in the maintscript logic; either directly, if everything is
already ok, or by a new upload if some changes are needed.

Also note that if anyone reviewing/translating the templates is not
familiar with iSCSI concepts, please ask (preferably via the mailing
list [1]), I'll gladly explain anything that's unclear.

Best regards,

[1] pkg-iscsi-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org

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