Bug 1281534 - apt-get purge glusterfs-server removes non-empty /var/log/glusterfs directory
apt-get purge glusterfs-server removes non-empty /var/log/glusterfs directory
Product: GlusterFS
Classification: Community
Component: packaging (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kaleb KEITHLEY
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Reported: 2015-11-12 11:53 EST by Tom Downes
Modified: 2015-12-27 15:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-11-17 08:39:04 EST
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Description Tom Downes 2015-11-12 11:53:11 EST
Description of problem:

Purging a glusterfs client of the glusterfs-server package will remove a non-empty /var/log/glusterfs directory. This directory is needed by the glusterfs-client and its non-existence will cause glusterfs mount attempts to fail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.6.6

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. apt-get install glusterfs-client glusterfs-server
2. attempt to mount a glusterfs
3. unmount it
4. apt-get purge glusterfs-server
5. will not be able to mount same glusterfs (active mounts will remain OK)

Expected results: /var/log/glusterfs should not be deleted by a purge of glusterfs-server because the package depends on glusterfs-client and glusterfs-client requires the existence of this directory. /var/log/glusterfs should probably only be deleted when purging glusterfs-client.
Comment 1 Tom Downes 2015-11-12 12:02:52 EST
Should have fully specified platform: Debian wheezy.
Comment 2 Patrick Matthäi 2015-12-16 04:24:47 EST

in Debian itself it is not the case. /var/log/glusterfs is included in the glusterfs-common package, where -client and -server depend on it.
So the log directory is just deleted, if you purge the -common package (which will remove also the -client and -server package).
Comment 3 Tom Downes 2015-12-27 15:53:23 EST
Hi Patrick / Kaleb:

Back from Christmas break... :) I didn't get the notifications from Kaleb.

Patrick's comments seem to deny that this problem affected version 3.6.6 although there is a clear change from 3.6.6 to 3.6.7 that seems to be the fix I wanted. These lines were removed from the "postrm" script.

#! /bin/sh

set -e

case "$1" in
                rm -rf /var/log/glusterfs

In any instance, thank you for being responsive.


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