Bug 610231

Summary: Missing initscript, superfluous .rej files, etc.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak <kas>
Component: conntrack-toolsAssignee: Paul Wouters <pwouters>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 22CC: bperkins, curtis, i, jshubin, purpleidea, pwouters, rhughes, twoerner
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Reopened
Target Release: ---Flags: pwouters: needinfo? (kas)
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OS: Linux   
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Description Flags
Init script for conntrackd
Sysconfig file that goes with init script
Patch to upgrade, add systemd files, fixup spec file none

Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2010-07-01 19:48:42 UTC
Description of problem:
The packaging quality of conntrack-tools package is substandard:

1) despite containing a daemon (conntrackd), it does not provide its initscript.
2) the /etc/conntrackd directory needed by conntrackd by default is not present in the package
3) the %doc directory contains several .rej and .orig files, apparently from failed patching
4) I would suggest to add the /etc/conntrackd/conntrackd.conf file (possibly from sync/ftfw), and definitely mark it as %config, maybe missingok.

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Comment 1 Curtis Doty 2010-09-01 03:37:24 UTC
Agreed. Some ideas...

The file /usr/share/doc/conntrack-tools-0.9.13/doc/debian.conntrackd.init.d could probably be fedorafied, tested and installed in /etc/init.d.

The junk in %doc is gone in 0.9.14 which was released last year and now appears in rawhide. Why not push to koji for f13?

Comment 2 Curtis Doty 2010-09-01 03:41:30 UTC
0.9.14 also fixes the annoying cosmetic bug where usage() outputs gunk instead of trailing newline.

Comment 3 purpleidea 2011-03-25 21:02:05 UTC
Has anybody done this? If it exists, I'd love to avoid rewriting the init script.

Comment 4 purpleidea 2011-03-28 17:11:00 UTC
Created attachment 488199 [details]
Init script for conntrackd

Init script for conntrackd. Free to use under the terms of the GPL 2 or any later version.

Comment 5 purpleidea 2011-03-28 17:11:42 UTC
Created attachment 488200 [details]
Sysconfig file that goes with init script

Sysconfig file for init script for conntrackd. Free to use under the terms of the GPL 2 or any later version.

Comment 6 purpleidea 2011-03-28 17:12:38 UTC
Attached are an init script and sysconfig file for conntrackd. Let me know of any issues, it's my first.

Comment 7 Richard Hughes 2011-05-15 06:16:18 UTC
If nobody is interested, I can commit this later this week and roll a new release. I think this is probably a good idea, and I'm pretty sure any subsequent package review would pick up the lack of a suitable init script. Yell if anyone has any problems. Thanks.

Comment 8 Paul P Komkoff Jr 2011-05-16 10:33:01 UTC
I have updated the base to 1.0.0 - just haven't built it yet. If you want you can add the scripts or I will add them myself. Thanks

Comment 9 Richard Hughes 2011-05-16 13:58:55 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> I have updated the base to 1.0.0 - just haven't built it yet. If you want you
> can add the scripts or I will add them myself. Thanks

If you are prepping a new build, then please add them for me. I'm horribly hung over today and can't be trusted. Thanks dude.

Comment 10 Paul Wouters 2011-09-22 02:39:17 UTC

Comment 11 purpleidea 2011-09-22 04:05:27 UTC
RE: ping, I'd like to see this maintained in distros, in RHEL, etc... If there's something I should do, let me know. If there are bugs in my init scripts, I'm happy to patch them.

Paul: If you have this built and packaged (rpm), I'd be happy to test it.


Comment 12 Paul Wouters 2012-02-28 15:22:23 UTC

Paul P Komkoff Jr : need help with this? I can co-maintain?

Comment 13 Paul P Komkoff Jr 2012-02-29 09:57:13 UTC
Sorry I let this slip. I have added the initscript and systconfig template, but I wanted to add systemd service and then got distracted :)
I'll try to add everything in next few days, but in any case I welcome co-maintainers.

Comment 14 purpleidea 2012-02-29 15:52:20 UTC
Paul P Komkoff Jr: I'm happy to help out with at least testing in the future...
I think this is an awesome daemon, however I'm not sure why it doesn't get more love that I feel it should... Is everyone using something different and keeping it secret ? Thanks!

Comment 15 Paul Wouters 2012-05-08 01:40:15 UTC
Created attachment 582819 [details]
Patch to upgrade, add systemd files, fixup spec file

I'm still waiting on commit access, but attached is the patch to bring this up to 1.0.1 including the systemd

Comment 16 Paul Wouters 2012-05-08 02:20:20 UTC
commit access went through, so build should appear at: 


Comment 17 purpleidea 2012-05-08 02:35:49 UTC
Paul Wouters:
Koji seems to have failed. I can't see the build.log but I'm pretty sure I have the fixes (based on previous experience compiling this). I can get them from my other machine tomorrow. (Small patches)

PS: Will finishing all this get conntrackd included in mainline rhel6?

Comment 18 Paul Wouters 2012-05-08 03:00:56 UTC
Needed a small patch, so build is now in http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=4061862

Comment 19 Paul Wouters 2012-05-08 03:01:52 UTC
Yes, I will go hunt down the original review bug and request a branch for EL6

Comment 20 purpleidea 2012-05-08 03:07:55 UTC
Paul Wouters: thanks for following up on this. This is some great software which just needs some extra love :)

When the [S]RPM's are done, let me know and I'll put them in my test [TODO] queue.

Comment 21 Paul Wouters 2012-05-08 03:10:24 UTC

Note that this requires systemd, so for the EL6 version, I need to update/create the init script.

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Comment 25 Paul Wouters 2016-04-20 02:14:45 UTC