[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#887251: postgresql-common should depend on e2fsprogs explicitly
andreas at fatal.se
Mon Jan 22 20:03:02 UTC 2018
On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 08:09:11PM +0100, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Package: postgresql-common
> /usr/bin/pg_createcluster contains chattr. According to file it is a Perl script text executable
For a start I guess it begs to be asked if the users who has
postgresql-common package installed are likely to ever use the
pg_createcluster script at all... based on that alone a Depends might
not be warranted.
Looking at the code we'll find the following use of chattr:
# disable copy-on-write semantics for PostgreSQL data on btrfs and similar;
# this fails on file systems which don't support it, so ignore errors
system "chattr +C '$datadir' 2>/dev/null";
This doesn't make me feel a dependency is warranted. Possibly a Recommends
or Suggests. Even just closing this bug report with no action could seem
like the proper response to me.
Would be great to hear maintainers view on this.
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