[Pkg-lustre-maintainers] Status of 1.6.2 packaging?

Goswin von Brederlow brederlo at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de
Sat Sep 8 10:04:47 UTC 2007

Niklas Edmundsson <Niklas.Edmundsson at hpc2n.umu.se> writes:

> Hi!
> I'm curious about the status of the lustre 1.6.2 packaging. 
> pkg-luste/trunk/rules still says 1.6.1, but there has been a number of 
> seemingly 1.6.2 related updates lately.

As of yesterday the patches are compiling with 2.6.18, 2.6.20 and
2.6.22. 2.6.21 still has errors.

Also 2.6.20 boots fine and can mount an existing lustre. It isn't
stress tested yet though.

With 2.6.18 my comaintainer had problems mounting a freshly formated
filesystem. I'm not sure what the problem is but the modules didn't
want to load right. Something strange went on there. You might or
might not see the same. Please report what you find.

> Also, I'm wondering on how you're supposed to build the thing. Last 
> time I tinkered with this the upstream lustre source was imported into 
> the pkg-lustre svn tree, but that doesn't seem to be the case 
> nowadays... I haven't found any notes on how it's supposed to fit 
> together, but then I have a tendency of missing the obvious so... ;)

We decided that it is cleaner to track the debian changes and upstream
seperate like many project do. The upstream source resides in
/tarballs/ as the orig.tar.gz downloaded directly from lustre (just
renamed). You unpack that somewhere and then copy everything in
/trunk/ into the lustre-1.6.2 directly. Then you can build it as

A simpler way is to use svn-buildpackage. You have to checkout trunk
and cd to it and then just run svn-buildpackage with the same
arguments you would give to dpkg-buildpackage. Or if you prefer
debuild like me you can use this alias:

svn-debuild='svn-buildpackage -us -uc --svn-ignore --svn-builder=debuild'

> I'm going to build the thing for Ubuntu Dapper amd64 (using the Debian 
> 2.6.18 kernel).
> In any case, thanks for packaging this beast. Building 1.4 from CFS 
> source was no fun...

Thanks. We live to server. :)

> /Nikke


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