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Re: [Pulp-list] help with pulp_deb



On Jul 5, 2013, at 2:53 PM, Michael Hrivnak <mhrivnak redhat com> wrote:

> Robert,
> 
> pulp_deb is definitely incomplete. As far as I know, one of the biggest blockers for its completion is that python-apt is completely broken in EPEL and Fedora. Try to "import apt" and watch it explode. The package maintainer has been mostly MIA, plus it's using a very old version of libapt.
> 
> pulp_deb is a community undertaking that the main Pulp team at Red Hat has not (yet) worked on. However, we are very interested in supporting anyone who is interested in working on it, as there is quite a bit of community demand for it.
> 
> That said, I haven't looked very closely at the code. If you or anyone else is interested in putting some substantial effort into it, I'd be happy to talk in detail about what generally needs to be done, and possibly go through the existing code to see where it stands. You should probably contact Endre directly to see what his take is on the code's state.
> 
> Lastly, I apologize for our embarrassingly-incorrect python package versions. Sadly, the versions in our setup.py files have been neglected and in this case are not at all reliable. That's high on my priority list of things to fix.
> 
> Thanks for your interest.
> 
> Michael Hrivnak



Hi Michael,
Thank you for the information. I emailed Endre a few weeks ago, and have not heard back.

I will review python-apt and libapt and try to build some updated packages.


I began reviewing the code in pulp_deb, and it looks like pulp_deb used pulp_puppet as a template. However, I don't understand some of the conventions, and there isn't any documentation in Endre's repo.

Do you think it would be easier to start a new plugin, or to continue working with Endre's code? What is the best way to get started writing a new pulp plugin from scratch?




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