[linux-lvm] Debian packaging
adilger at turbolinux.com
Tue Dec 19 22:51:15 UTC 2000
> > Think PATH - this is really easy, and shells already support it. No more
> > work to be done, and it's not ugly. The IOP version will probably never
> > change within a boot (unless LVM is a module and it gets upgraded without
> > upgrading the kernel - unlikely).
> Shouldnt the debian alternatives mechanism (see "man 8 update-alternatives")
> be most appropriate for this task?
No, because you can have multiple kernels installed, and the LVM IOP may
change depending on the LVM version, even within a single kernel release
(i.e. 2.2 or 2.4). It would be nice (but more complex) if the LVM user
tools could handle multiple IOP versions, but they don't. Also, the
update-alternatives functionality is only available on Debian, so we
would still need another mechanism on RPM-based systems, and it may
as well be uniform across all systems.
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\ would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
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