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Date:   Wed, 29 May 2019 13:34:06 -0500
From:   Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
To:     "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Lukas Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
Cc:     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, Jan Kara <jack@...e.com>,
        Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>, xfs <linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: How to package e2scrub

On 5/29/19 1:21 PM, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 02:06:03PM +0200, Lukas Czerner wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I am about to release 1.45.2 for Fedora rawhide, but I was thinking
>> about how to package the e2scrub cron job/systemd service.
> 
> Funny, xfs has the same conundrum.  Adding Eric & xfs list to cc...
> 
>> I really do not like the idea of installing cron job and/or the service as
>> a part of regular e2fsprogs package. This can potentially really surprise
>> people in a bad way.
>>
>> Note that I've already heard some complaints from debian users about the
>> systemd service being installed on their system after the e2fsprogs
>> update.
> 
> Yeah, e2scrub is bitrotting rather faster than I had thought it
> would... but it's only available in Debian unstable.
> 
>> What I am going to do is to split the systemd service into a separate
>> package and I'd like to come to some agreement about the name of the
>> package so that we can have the same name across distributions (at least
>> Fedora/Debian/Suse).
> 
> Indeed.  Eric picked "xfsprogs-xfs_scrub" for Rawhide, though I find
> that name to be very clunky and would have preferred "xfs_scrub".

Yes it is a bit clunky but *shrug*

The main motivator for this was one piece uses python3 and that Made People
Sad who wanted minimal systems with minimal deps but still wanted xfsprogs.

Keeping services separate is a good idea as well, I think.

I don't have a strong opinion on whether /just/ the service should be separate,
or the scrub util + the service should be separate.

I put all the xfs scrubbing bits in one package in rawhide.

-Eric

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