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From Michael Shuler <>
Subject Re: Any future for RPM packaging?
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2012 01:05:16 GMT
On 02/05/2012 12:49 PM, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
> Hi,
> The RPM packaging was removed from the source tree (CASSANDRA-3567)
> since it was unmaintained. Does anyone plan to bring RPM packaging back
> into the source tree? 

I'm working on the packaging at DataStax and hope to get the RPM
packaging back in the upstream cassandra repository.

> The reason I ask is that the init script with all the RPM's I've seen
> can be pretty error prone (unlike Debian, jsvc is not an easy option). I
> updated the init script to deal with some common errors that I've
> encountered and submitted them (added to CASSANDRA-3189) but I have no
> idea how to get them to "the community" instead of managing my own patch
> set.
> It seems that DataStax distributes RPM's.....would some one there be
> interested in this?

Thanks for the ticket number and the patch - I'll see what I can do to
get those changes made in the DataStax init and pass it along upstream.

Kind regards,
Michael Shuler

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