Dimitri John Ledkov <email@example.com> (2017-10-13): > Because this is a generic question of what should happen, for packages > and libraries that happened to be pulled into d-i. > As d-i team doesn't maintainer/recompile udebs independent of maintainers... You can always involve more people but not including debian-boot@ is wrong. > first paragraph is not that relevant at all. Well, my first paragraph didn't cover everything you wrote below, but I did say we were aware of this, and that you may want to open a bug report to track it. So feel free to do exactly that, instead of dismissing it entirely. > I have no opinion about whether src:kmod or src:binutils should > provide modprobe et.al. But imho it should be done in a non-coflicting > way, such that we do not rely on unpack orderings to win conflicts. My memory might be faulty but I fail to remember a single case where this has been a source of issues. We have plenty of things on our plate already, so sorry if we haven't been fixing issues with no real life impacts. > In general, is it expected in an ideal world > (policy/project/consensus-wise) for all shared libraries used by d-i > to be provided/shipped as udebs? As in are my current expectations > sane? It looked to me like this sort of stuff has been happening since > the dawn of time. And it is hard to tell if this is intentional, or > accidental / needs-work. This looks reasonable, and as I said, a few similar issues have been fixed over the past few years. > I am not sure why for example we compile .deb and .udeb of kmod for > example, when the contents of .debs are perfectly adequate to be used > in d-i environment (not talking about all other caveats as to why we > have udebs) Maybe look at its changelog, history, or talk to its maintainer. I'm not kmod specialist. > >> Maybe you should file bugs and/or discuss this on -boot. > > > > Of course, debian-boot@ is where d-i stuff happens; don't expect > > people to be subscribed to debian-devel@ (which can be dropped from > > further replies). > > ... but not all udebs are done by debian-boot@ people ;-) > > ps. i guess i should sleep on this, and then filebugs and work towards > killing usage of mklibs-copy as redundant Please make sure debian-boot@ gets a copy of all such bug reports (like anything touching/affecting d-i in some way), and to get a green light before “killing” anything. Thanks already. KiBi.
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