Question regarding RPM packaging of interactive software.
a.badger at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 01:57:44 UTC 2011
On Sat, Jan 08, 2011 at 05:57:52PM +0100, Jos Vos wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 08, 2011 at 09:31:07AM -0700, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
> > This software (gnumed-server, which is not yet in bugzilla) uses a
> > postgres database for storing data.
> > For subsequent installations (if tried), it simply overwrites the
> > database. In this process, it asks the user whether to overwrite the
> > DB or not. My initial thought was to backup the database somewhere and
> > continue. However, when I asked upstream, they replied that there is
> > no easy way to restore these databases.
> But isn't creating a PostgreSQL database at RPM install possible at all?
> How can the RPM know the access details etc.?
> Isn't there a packaging guideline that forbids this in all cases?
There's no specific guideline but overwriting the database would almost
certainly fall under the reviewers good judgement to stop.
If there's some conflict about that being common sense, the FPC can
certainly take a draft to be more specific about it.
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