[Linux-ha-dev] 3.0 thoughts
lmb at suse.de
Wed Aug 20 05:10:57 MDT 2008
On 2008-08-20T11:22:25, Wolfram Schlich <lists at wolfram.schlich.org> wrote:
> * Robert <reg at elconas.de> [2008-08-19 15:38]:
> > When thinking about splitting the packages, I think a seperate RA package
> > is useful. Most changes are done at the RA level (new versions of supported
> > applications, bug fixes etc.) and the RA's are very useful for other
> > cluster managers or homegrown solutions too. The more people use a certain
> > RA, the more applications and versions will be supported.
> > So a seperate RA package without much dependencies (actually the package
> > can contain all required ocf dependencies) would be nice.
> Seconded. Nagios has that as well (nagios-plugins package) and it
> is just a good idea anyway.
Yes, that's actually part of the split.
For the STONITH and RA packages, it would also be interesting to turn
the hard requirements for the libraries & packages they have into
"Recommends:" and "Complements:" ...
> I have created something similar: my own heartbeat-scripts package for
> Gentoo that installs custom OCF RAs (into /usr/lib/ocf/resource.d/custom)
> and STONITH plugins (into /usr/lib/stonith/plugins/external/custom):
_custom_ is possibly not the best choice of provider name. ;-)
But yes, clearly we hope to have more independently packaged resource
agents one day; it would be so cool if they were instead shipped with
the service package (and not our problem to maintain! ;-). That's a bit
beyond of what we can do with our package layout though.
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