Bug#697676: lvm2: cLVM binary package is missing

Dave Whitla Dave.Whitla at wotifgroup.com
Tue Jan 8 10:03:03 UTC 2013

Package: lvm2
Version: 2.02.95-6
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Installation of clvm from the sid repository currently fails unless versions are overridden due to the cLVM binary not having been built for the current upstream LVM version.
While building clvm (and enabling cluster locking in lvm2 and libs) is not a major issue for me, the following comment I found in the changelog is:

lvm2 (2.02.95-6) unstable; urgency=low

 * Drop cluster (clvm) support. It never properly worked and is more dead
   than alive.

-- Bastian Blank <waldi at debian.org>  Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:11:41 +0100

A side effect of disabling this feature is removal of support for a documented feature (cluster locking using locking_type=2) in the config parser resulting in a bricked server on reboot after a package ugrade.
The maintainer may not use clvm but many of us who have built large scale production clusters do.
clvm works fine for me and certainly isn't dead.
Please reconsider your position concerning its distribution on Debian.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
 APT prefers unstable
 APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lvm2 depends on:
ii  dmsetup                   2:1.02.74-6
ii  initscripts               2.88dsf-35
ii  libc6                     2.13-38
ii  libdevmapper-event1.02.1  2:1.02.74-6
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1        2:1.02.74-6
ii  libreadline5              5.2+dfsg-1
ii  libudev0                  175-7.1
ii  lsb-base                  4.1+Debian9

lvm2 recommends no packages.

lvm2 suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/lvm/lvm.conf changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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