Debian Bug report logs - #706217
release-notes: mention manual upgrade path for dovecot

Package: release-notes; Maintainer for release-notes is Debian Documentation Team <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Dominik George <nik@naturalnet.de>

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:18:06 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: moreinfo, wheezy

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Documentation Team <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#706217; Package release-notes. (Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:18:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dominik George <nik@naturalnet.de>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Documentation Team <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>. (Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:18:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dominik George <nik@naturalnet.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: release-notes: mention manual upgrade path for dovecot
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:17:21 +0200
Package: release-notes
Severity: normal

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The dovecot packages have a new major release in wheezy (Dovecot 1 vs.
Dovecot 2). Almost nothing remained the same - the maintainer as wel as
upstream have chosesn to make the two versions heavily incompatible.

AN automated upgrade from the squeeze package to the wheezy package is
not possible (right now, the wheezy dovecot package fails in postinst
when upgrading from squeeze and also on a fresh installation, but this
is another issue). The upgrade needs a lot of manual work to convert the
configuration to the new format and also parameters for integration with
MTAs changed.

If the release team wants to add a section about that in the release
notes, please notify me and I will happily create one.

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.7-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/mksh

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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Documentation Team <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#706217; Package release-notes. (Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:06:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Documentation Team <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>. (Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:06:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 706217@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>
To: Dominik George <nik@naturalnet.de>, 706217@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#706217: release-notes: mention manual upgrade path for dovecot
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:02:57 +0100
Control: tags -1 + wheezy

On Fri, 2013-04-26 at 16:17 +0200, Dominik George wrote:
> The dovecot packages have a new major release in wheezy (Dovecot 1 vs.
> Dovecot 2). Almost nothing remained the same - the maintainer as wel as
> upstream have chosesn to make the two versions heavily incompatible.
[...]
> The upgrade needs a lot of manual work to convert the
> configuration to the new format and also parameters for integration with
> MTAs changed.
> 
> If the release team wants to add a section about that in the release
> notes, please notify me and I will happily create one.

http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Upgrading/2.0 suggests that a lot of
configuration should still work, albeit with noisy warnings. I'm not
sure how well their suggested upgrade approach works with Debian's
configuration, admittedly.

In any case, if you'd like to draft some text then I'd be happy to look
at including it.

Regards,

Adam




Added tag(s) wheezy. Request was from "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk> to 706217-submit@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:06:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Documentation Team <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#706217; Package release-notes. (Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:57:19 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Documentation Team <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>. (Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:57:19 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #17 received at 706217@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org>
To: Dominik George <nik@naturalnet.de>, 706217@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#706217: release-notes: mention manual upgrade path for dovecot
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:35:39 +0200
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Quoting Dominik George (nik@naturalnet.de):
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: normal
> 
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> Hash: SHA256
> 
> The dovecot packages have a new major release in wheezy (Dovecot 1 vs.
> Dovecot 2). Almost nothing remained the same - the maintainer as wel as
> upstream have chosesn to make the two versions heavily incompatible.
> 
> AN automated upgrade from the squeeze package to the wheezy package is
> not possible (right now, the wheezy dovecot package fails in postinst
> when upgrading from squeeze and also on a fresh installation, but this
> is another issue). The upgrade needs a lot of manual work to convert the
> configuration to the new format and also parameters for integration with
> MTAs changed.
> 
> If the release team wants to add a section about that in the release
> notes, please notify me and I will happily create one.


I think you don't need an ACK from the release team: please create
such section. Dovecot is "important" enough to deserve this (and,
anyway, whatever contribution to release notes for non-smooth package
upgrades is certainly welcomed).


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Added tag(s) moreinfo. Request was from Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 01 May 2013 17:45:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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