[stgt] tgt for Debian (was Re: [GIT PULL] Proposal for build system makeover)

Florian Haas florian.haas at linbit.com
Thu Oct 1 10:03:02 CEST 2009

On 2009-10-01 09:51, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 09:30:56 +0200
> Florian Haas <florian.haas at linbit.com> wrote:
>>> First, Debian has tgt package:
>>> http://packages.debian.org/sid/tgt
>>> (it's quite old though, I guess that they still use IET)
>> And for that reason it hasn't even made it into testing, let alone
>> stable, and I don't see Debian going anywhere from IET (as their default
>> iSCSI target implementation) anytime soon. Frederik, feel free to share
>> if you are aware of anything different.
> tgt is iSCSI software supported by RHEL5 and used in production (as
> IET is). Any reason why they still use IET?

Because it works perhaps, and they see no reason to change the default?
Debian supports multiple implementations of quite a few things, so
there's really no reason to kick out IET. But maybe Frederik can share
some insight there too.

>> Any valid arguments against providing a Debian compatible init script? I
>> fail to follow the idea of "this particular init script doesn't run on
>> all platforms under the sun, thus it's better to not include one at
>> all". There's plenty of projects out there that provide one init script
>> for fully LSB compliant platforms and one for Debian.
> - I can't find /etc/init.d/functions on my box.
> - I can't find /etc/sysyconfig/ on my lenny box.
> - I can't find 'daemon' program on my box. Debian uses
>   start-stop-daemon, I guess.
> It's not just about LSB. An init script that can run on any
> distributions is not realistic.

I already made my point that I'd be happy to contribute to a Debian
specific init script. This could go in scripts/ as tgtd.init.debian or
whatever, and then one would fix up scripts/Makefile to check for the
presence of /etc/debian_version on install, and use the Debian script if
one installs on Debian. What's the problem with that?


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