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Important: Debian and Ubuntu packages are changing

Kaleb Keithley
TL;DNR: updates from glusterfs-5.8 to glusterfs-5.9 and from glusterfs-6.4 to glusterfs-6.5, — using the package repos on https://download.gluster.org  or the Gluster PPA on Launchpad— on buster, bullseye/sid, and some Ubuntu releases may not work, or may not work smoothly. Consider yourself warned. Plan accordingly.

Longer Answer: updates from glusterfs-5.8 to glusterfs-5.9 and from glusterfs-6.4 to glusterfs-6.5, — using the package repos on https://download.gluster.org or the Gluster PPA on Launchpad — on buster, bullseye, and some Ubuntu releases may not work, or may not work smoothly.

Why: The original packaging bits were contributed by the Debian maintainer of GlusterFS. For those that know Debian packaging, these did not follow normal Debian packaging conventions and best practices. Recently — for some definition of recent —  the powers that be in Debian apparentl insisted that the packaging actually start to follow the conventions and best practices, and the packaging bits were rewritten for Debian. The only problem is that nobody bothered to notify the Gluster Community that this was happening. Nor did they send their new bits to GlusterFS. We were left to find out about it the hard way.

The Issue: people who have used the packages from https://download.gluster.org are experiencing issues updating other software that depends on glusterfs.

The Change: Gluster Community packages will now be built using packaging bits derived from the Debian packaging bits, which now follow Debian packaging conventions and best practices.

Conclusion: This may be painful, but it's better in the long run for everyone. The volunteers who generously build packages in their copious spare time for the community appreciate your patience and understanding.










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Re: Important: Debian and Ubuntu packages are changing

Kaleb Keithley
On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 1:38 PM Kaleb Keithley <[hidden email]> wrote:
... and some Ubuntu releases 
 
Specifically Ubuntu Disco and Eoan.



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Re: [Gluster-users] Important: Debian and Ubuntu packages are changing

Kaleb Keithley
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*On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 4:56 PM Ingo Fischer <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Kaleb,

I'm currently experiencing this issue while trying to upgrade my Proxmox
servers where gluster is installed too.

Thank you for the official information for the community, but what
exactly do this mean?

Will upgrades from 5.8 to 5.9 work or what exactly needs to be done in
order to get the update done?

I expect they will work as well as updating from, e.g., gluster's old style glusterfs_5.4 debs to debian's new style glusterfs_5.5 debs.  IOW probably not very well. My guess is that you will probably need to uninstall 5.8 followed by installing 5.9.

Here at Red Hat, as one might guess, we don't use a lot of Debian or Ubuntu. My experience with Debian and Ubuntu has been limited to building the packages. (FWIW, in a previous job I used SLES and OpenSuSE, and before that I used Slackware.)

These are "community" packages and they're free. I personally do feel like the community really should shoulder some of the burden to test them and report any problems. Give them a try. Let us know what does or doesn't work. And send PRs.

Debian Stretch is not affected?

TL;DNR: if it was, I would have said so. ;-)

The Debian packager didn't change the packaging on stretch or bionic and xenial. The gluster community packages for those distributions are the same as they've always been.

 

Thank you for additional information

Ingo

Am 07.08.19 um 19:38 schrieb Kaleb Keithley:
> *TL;DNR: *updates from glusterfs-5.8 to glusterfs-5.9 and from
> glusterfs-6.4 to glusterfs-6.5, — using the package repos on
> https://download.gluster.org  or the Gluster PPA on Launchpad— on
> buster, bullseye/sid, and some Ubuntu releases may not work, or may not
> work smoothly. Consider yourself warned. Plan accordingly.
>
> *Longer Answer*: updates from glusterfs-5.8 to glusterfs-5.9 and from
> glusterfs-6.4 to glusterfs-6.5, — using the package repos on
> https://download.gluster.org or the Gluster PPA on Launchpad — on
> buster, bullseye, and some Ubuntu releases may not work, or may not work
> smoothly.
>
> *Why*: The original packaging bits were contributed by the Debian
> maintainer of GlusterFS. For those that know Debian packaging, these did
> not follow normal Debian packaging conventions and best practices.
> Recently — for some definition of recent —  the powers that be in Debian
> apparentl insisted that the packaging actually start to follow the
> conventions and best practices, and the packaging bits were rewritten
> for Debian. The only problem is that nobody bothered to notify the
> Gluster Community that this was happening. Nor did they send their new
> bits to GlusterFS. We were left to find out about it the hard way.
>
> *The Issue*: people who have used the packages from
> https://download.gluster.org are experiencing issues updating other
> software that depends on glusterfs.
>
> *The Change*: Gluster Community packages will now be built using
> packaging bits derived from the Debian packaging bits, which now follow
> Debian packaging conventions and best practices.
>
> *Conclusion*: This may be painful, but it's better in the long run for
> everyone. The volunteers who generously build packages in their copious
> spare time for the community appreciate your patience and understanding.
>
>
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>
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>
> _______________________________________________
> Gluster-users mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.gluster.org/mailman/listinfo/gluster-users
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