[linux-lvm] Debian packaging

Ulf Bartelt ulf at twc.de
Wed Dec 20 08:43:11 UTC 2000


> 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.

If I had to solve this I'd try to

* give the lvm lib a name like liblvm-IOPNUMBER.so

* put all the lvm tools in a library liblvmtools-IOPNUMBER.so

* and the "real" tool binaries would only be a short program asking for
the IOPNUMBER, dynloading the the libtools-IOPNUMBER.so and passing all
args to the real tool inside that lib...

Strange idea?


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