[csw-maintainers] cswclassutils splitting

James Lee james at opencsw.org
Tue Oct 19 13:54:45 CEST 2010

On 14/10/10, 17:27:29, Philip Brown <phil at bolthole.com> wrote regarding Re:
[csw-maintainers] cswclassutils splitting:

> >> I'm just about done with the changes to the GAR recipe will see each
> >> CAS pair of scripts be shipped in a separate package
> >
> > Please don't.  The CAS can only be installed in the global zone
> > splitting means every one has to be installed.
> >

> the general consensus of people replying, agreed that, given that we
> are accumilating more and more separate CAS scripts, it would actually
> be less aggravating to security-concious people in the long run, to
> split them up.
> This is because of the dichotomy between core, ideally stable scripts,
> vs up and coming ones.

> Lets say a site is very security concious, and only uses a handful of
> our package, and they only need one or two of the long time "core" CAS
> scripts.
> They could install the global-zone cas package once... then go through
> a bunch of zone level package upgrades without hassle, over the time
> period of a year.

Aside from the global zone pollution and micro management package issues,
it goes wrong when you add new one or the user needs one that hasn't
been installed.  With a single package it will baulk and not fail in


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