[ovs-dev] Bug#663051: Bug#663051: Lots of (sometimes serious)

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Mar 20 22:26:42 PDT 2012


[resending to address that doesn't bounce for me with SPF complaint]

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:25:39PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 02:59:01AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > I missed that one email, just saw it when reviewing the bug.
> > 
> > On Fri, Mar 09, 2012 at 12:06:03AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > >>> E: openvswitch-datapath-dkms: python-script-but-no-python-dep
> > usr/src/openvswitch-1.4.0/build-aux/check-structs
> > [ ... many of the same ...]
> > 
> > Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > > These are actually not serious, because the DKMS build doesn't
> > > actually use any of those files.  I should add a lintian override.
> > 
> > Please don't do that! If "the DKMS doesn't actually use any of those
> > files", then don't put them in the DKMS sources... More generally, I
> > think it's not a good idea to just copy absolutely everything in the
> > DKMS source folder, you should really be picking-up only what you need.
> > There's no need to fill-up the hard drive of your users with useless files.
> > 
> > More over, I don' think that hiding problems with a lintian override is
> > the way to go.
> 
> I admit that there is a problem (shipping unneeded files) but it is not
> the problem that lintian reports (missing dependencies).
> 
> I agree that the ideal solution is to not ship files that are unneeded.
> I've currently got a patch out for review that provides a stepping stone
> in that direction:
>         http://openvswitch.org/pipermail/dev/2012-March/015357.html
> 
> > BTW, it'd be really great if you could upload the fixed version of ovs.
> > FYI, It's blocking the migration of xen-api in Testing... :)
> 
> Yes, sorry about that, I'll try to upload tomorrow.  I keep getting
> derailed onto other projects.





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