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From "Bastiaan Bakker (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DIRSERVER-749) fix issues with apacheds RPM to get it working out of the box
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:14:22 GMT
fix issues with apacheds RPM to get it working out of the box
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                 Key: DIRSERVER-749
                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-749
             Project: Directory ApacheDS
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: installer-plugin
    Affects Versions: 1.0-RC4
         Environment: linux
            Reporter: Bastiaan Bakker


The apacheds RPM has several issues that prevent it from running out of the box:
* the init script fails to run because APACHEDS_USER is set to $USER, which is not defined
at boot time
* the init script fails to run bevause JAVA_HOME is not defined
* the init script it is not registered to the init subsystem with chkconfig or similar
* the config files are not marked as such, causing them to be silently overwritten when one
upgrades the RPM
* the RPM filename is not conform conventions: ${name}-${version}-${release}.${arch}.rpm
* the location of the files (/usr/local/apacheds-1.0_RC4) is version dependent, making upgrades
cumbsome. The admin has to relocate the partitions and config files on every updgrade.
* the sources and docs are included in the rpm, even though they are not necessary for operation.

The RPM build mechanism for apacheds also has some issues:
* runs rpmbuild as root, which is frowned upon by RPM gurus for security and safety reasons.
* the generated src.rpm is not self contained, ie. one cannot do a 'rpmbuild --rebuild' with
it. 
* the sudo mechanism is totally unnecessary
 

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