Nexenta Core Platform 2: OpenSolaris for human beings
Posted May 28, 2009 23:47 UTC (Thu) by joey
Parent article: Nexenta Core Platform 2: OpenSolaris for human beings
I was slightly suprised that nextenta is apparently using alien successfully on solaris packages, since alien's support for that is IMNSHO not very good.
But not as suprised as I was at what I found in the changelog...
alien (8.73.4) elatte; urgency=low
* fix for sunwxvmr package
-- Super-User <root@myhost> Sat, 2 Feb 2008 19:51:46 -1100
alien (8.65) elatte; urgency=low
* SVR4 class conversion improvements
-- Super-User <email@example.com> Fri, 22 Sep 2006 12:15:51 -0700
?! That's my email address on a changelog I didn't write. And packaging as root?
Even worse is that the official 8.65 release that I made was completely different from theirs and things have diverged since but with much version number overlap.
I hope we can get this straightened out, both in the areas of Nextanta apparently needing a cluebat WRT changelogs, forking, and version numbers; and of course, merging any relevant changes into alien.
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