[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#728347: Bug#728347: Bug#728347: News about new upstream version of mediawiki

Gabriel Wicke gwicke at wikimedia.org
Thu Mar 27 19:44:00 UTC 2014

(Adding the more general WMF packaging list)

On 03/27/2014 07:00 AM, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:
> Next, I'm directly interested in packaging Parsoid.  While I'm keenly
> aware of the differences between RPMs and DEBs, I am working on an RPM
> for Parsoid for deploying the Visual Editor at a client of mine.  I plan
> to submit that back to Fedora.  It would be good to have some dialogue on
> best practices and share information where appropriate.
> For instance, I talked with Gabriel Wicke -- the main dev behind Parsoid
> -- about the init scripts he is creating for Wikimedia's use (he is
> working on Debian packages -- at least something the WMF can deploy on
> their cluster) and the startup and shutdown conditions after I saw other
> node.js daemons that had specific APIs for shutting down and he said that
> shouldn't be necessary -- the node.js daemon's response to a signal
> should be sufficient.

The init script issue (Debian using start-stop-daemon) is annoying, and
afaik the main reason why we can't use alien to convert the deb to an rpm.
We are planning to move to systemd next following the Debian/Ubuntu
decision, which will likely solve that issue at least for Fedora.


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