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Re: dpkg branches

On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 00:55 -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 10:53:40 +0000, Scott James Remnant
> <scott@netsplit.com> said:  
> >> I would like to create branches tagged off the official tree for
> >> SELinux changes, which would make it easier to maintain the dpkg-se
> >> package, as well as to feed back the changes in the future if the
> >> SELinux stuff becomes more palatable for dpkg maintainers.
> >> 
> > Yup, no problem.  Which set of changes were you planning on making?
> > The support for the "run this after every postinst" directory or the
> > support for actually changing SELinux gubbins inside dpkg itself on
> > installation?
> 	I was actually merely looking to import the changes that
>  Russell Coker has made to dpkg source to enable setting file contexts
>  on install, Even if these changes are not acceptable upstream, every
>  new upstream version would merely mean a tla replay <appropriate branch>
Yeah, but there are two thoughts on how to do this.  The patch in the
BTS at the moment adds a /etc/dpkg/postinst.d directory whose contents
get run every time a package is installed.  You drop an SELinux script
in there to update contexcts.

My personal favourite is to actually allow the part of dpkg that
installs files to be replaced by one that installs files and applies

> How often do you sync with upstream?
Upstream being?

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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