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Old 05-30-2010, 04:39 AM
Matthew Miller
 
Default tor-lsb -- hey, look, package script, don't complain to _me_. I'm just installing you.

So, tor-0.2.1.25-1200.fc12 is in updates-testing for Fedora 12.

It has a subpackage, tor-lsb, which provides the standard old-style init
scripts. There's another "tor-upstart" package, which I presume does the new
thing. Maybe soon we'll get "tor-systemd". And maybe eventually Fedora will
settle on a standard here.

For the purposes of this complaint, I don't care. I do care that whenever
you install the package, it spits out this gem:

oouch... redhat-lsb is still broken. See the report
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522053
for details.

Which points to a bug that's CLOSED|DUPLICATE of another bug that's
CLOSED|RAWHIDE.

So, clearly, there's some disagreement about what's fixed and what's broken.
But printing out a passive-agressive warning to end-users is not the
solution. The error message is confusing and very, very unhelpful. Worse,
it's not _meant_ to be helpful to the poor end user -- it's meant to try to
goad the other packager into action. Such things need to be taken up with
FESCO, not fought about in user-visible debug output.



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