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Re: migration to testing

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 01:05:37PM +0100, Simon Paillard wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 02:16:58PM +0300, Stanislav Maslovski wrote:
> > One of my packages, fuse-convmvfs (uploaded by a sponsor), cannot
> > migrate to testing. The migration is blocked by kfreebsd:
> > 
> > * fuse-convmvfs/kfreebsd-amd64 unsatisfiable Depends: fuse-utils
> > * fuse-convmvfs/kfreebsd-i386 unsatisfiable Depends: fuse-utils
> > 
> > What is the recommended way of solving this?
> fuse-utils is not build on kfreebsd-(amd64|i386) since it's
> Linux-specific, see #528537:
> | Please find below a patch to add GNU/kFreeBSD support to fuse. On this
> | system, the kernel module and the utilities are provided in a separate
> | source package called fuse4bsd. That's why the patch disable fuse-utils
> | on non Linux systems.
> Given previous versions of fuse-convmvfs exist in testing, I guess the
> package is meant to be usable on kfreebsd even without fuse-utils
> available. That would mean fuse-utils is actually a recommend ?

The package builds on kfreebsd just fine, but I never tested if it
really works there. Actually, before the last upload the package did
not have any explicit dependency on fuse-utils, that is why it
migrated to testing seamlessly in the past.

That missing dependency was a bug on linux, because the operation of
convmvfs depends on preloading the fuse kernel module (the initscript
of fuse-utils does that) and on the avaliability of fusermount.

> You might ask kfreebsd porters on debian-bsd list for details.

I am CC-ing this to debian-bsd@lists.debian.org.


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