redhat-cluster/libdlm + lvm + perl transition

Dominic Hargreaves dom at
Sun Dec 13 23:56:41 UTC 2015

[adding redhat-cluster and lvm maintainers to thread. This discussion
is about trying to start the perl 5.22 transition, which has been
'about to happen' since August - so obviously those of us who care
about that are quite keen to see it happen sooner rather than later]

[take two with fixed addresses; please ignore the previous versions
of this message]

On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 11:14:20PM +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> On 13/12/15 13:43, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> > As I already mentioned, redhat-cluster currently FTBFS, and has done
> > since August, so I don't think we should block on that.
> We can't remove it from testing as lvm2 depends on it, so this really is a blocker.

Ah, this is unfortunate (and it's especially unfortunate that we didn't
spot this blocking back in August..). It doesn't look like fixing
those[1] FTBFS bugs is easy, especially given that the redhat-cluster
package is quite a way behind where upstream are (and upstream have
completely reorganised these packages (as best I can tell as someone
who is not at all familiar with them).

>From [2] it appears that work is underway to fix all this, by including
libdlm as a separate package. Presumably at this point lvm2 would not
depend on redhat-cluster and it could be removed from testing?

As a more immediate fix - can the HA team comment on whether libccs-perl
has any value? If not then perhaps that should just be dropped from
the redhat-cluster package ASAP (its description[3], not to mention
its popcon of 3, implies it could be dropped without grave consequence).


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