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Re: Please unblock kqemu

Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> wrote:


> the current kqemu package in testing suffers from having no proper
> creation of the /dev/kqemu device. The -5 revision fixes this and
> slightly updates README.Debian.

Your handling of the udev rules stinks.

 - module package for the 2.6.18 kernel installed
 - installation of a new module package for a 2.6.19 kernel: the udev
   rules file gets erased by the new module package, and the symlink
   is recreated, even if the user removed it previously

 - now remove the ancient module package for the 2.6.18 kernel: the
   postrm happily removes the symlink and the rules file

Worst of all: the udev rules file only gets created if udev is
installed at the time the postinst is run.

Are you trying to set a new record, or what ?

The policy for udev rules is:
 - ship /etc/udev/foo.rules
 - symlink into /etc/udev/rules.d the first time the package is
   installed and only the first time
 - remove the symlink when the package is purged

And /etc/udev/foo.rules must be a conffile, damnit ! There are enough
packages shipping udev rules in the archive that you could have found
a correct example to base your package on.

> Please unblock it, debdiff is attached.

Please don't, this package is buggy as hell.


 Julien BLACHE - Debian & GNU/Linux Developer - <jblache@debian.org> 
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