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Re: debconf note

On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 14:09 -0500, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 07:49:01PM +0100, Matthijs Mohlmann wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've read in the policy that you shouldn't add random notes. But i'm not
> > sure of this one:
> > 
> > I have pdns and added some debconf questions and i have also moved the
> > recursor to a seperated package. The original package was pdns. Shall i
> > inform the users that the recursor now is in a seperate package?
> I would think so, if I understand the situation correctly.  You should
> avoid the situation where a package upgrade breaks a DNS system
> because of functionality removed from the main package.

It does not break the main DNS system. It removes the recursor which
powerdns can use to search for other domains it is not authoratitive

> I think debconf will mail root if an interface isn't available
> (imagine an upgrade script:
> 	for A in $HOSTS; do ssh $A aptitude update;
> 		ssh $A aptitude upgrade;
> 	done;
> ).
> In that case, the only email will be sent to root, who might not be
> the DNS admin and so it might take a while for the note to be
> redirected to the right person.  So, debconf maybe can't handle that
> appropriately?
> Maybe you should have an upgrade package: pdns would become an empty
> package which depends on pdns-recursor and pdns-server.
I think that's the best way to go.

> You might also add the change to the package description.
> Justin

Thanks for input.

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