Scroll to navigation

DH_CME_UPGRADE(1p) User Contributed Perl Documentation DH_CME_UPGRADE(1p)

NAME

dh_cme_upgrade - add cme based configuration merge

SYNOPSIS

 dh_cme_upgrade [ debhelper options ] [ -p pkg ]

DESCRIPTION

dh_cme_upgrade is experimental
dh_cme_upgrade is a debhelper that will modify the package script to merge configuration on package upgrade. This merge is based on cme from Config::Model and will merge user's customisations with maintainer's configuration updates. This provides another way to preserve users modifications during upgrades.
Configuration information used by cme for upgrade are specified in a configuration file (see below)
Configuration information is specified in a configuration model. It must be provided by another package like "libconfig-model-lcdproc-perl"

REQUIREMENTS

For this program to work, package maintainer must make sure that:
"*.postinst", "*.postrm" and "*.config" have a "#DEBHELPER#" line (if these files exist)
"control" file has a dependency on "${misc:Depends}"
Configuration files upgraded by "cme" must not be conffiles. Any default configuration file provided by upstream must not be installed directly in "/etc". They should be installed in "/usr/share/doc/" for reference. "cme" will create a default configuration file during package installation.

OPTIONS

This program accepts all debhelper options, including the "-p" option to specify which package(s) to act on.

Usage

"dh_cme_upgrade" is designed be called in the rules file via the dh command:
 %:
   dh --with cme_upgrade
No options can be passed to "dh_cme_upgrade". Its configuration must be specified in "debian/*.config_model" file. This file contains several lines, each in the form of "key: value".
Here are the possible keys:
cme-app-name
Specifies the application or model name (X la "Config::Model") that will be used to perform the upgrade. (mandatory)
cme-model-package
Specifies the debian package that provide the model specified by "cme-app-name". (mandatory)
cme-model-version
Specifies the minimal version of the package that provides the model. (optional)
cme-command
Specify the command passed to cme. Defaults to "migrate". Another useful value is "fix" which will migrate and fix the configuration file.
cme-options
Specify a list of options or command that will be passed verbatim to cme during upgrade. (optional)
cme-purge
Specify the configuration files or directory to be removed when purging the package. E.g "/etc/LCDd.conf*" or "/etc/java/". Several files or directory can be purged by using a shell glob. If this option is empty, configuration files handled by cme will be left as-is after a purge.
cme-conf-target
Specifies where the target configuration files is expected. Defaults to "/etc". This parameter is used to create a message to inform user who don't want automatic upgrade where to find the original configuration file (in "/usr/share/doc/package_name") and where to copy it (in "/cme-conf-target").

Examples

Here's a possible configuration for openssh server:
 $ cat debian/openssh-server.config-model
 cme-app-name: sshd
 cme-model-package: lib-config-model-openssh-perl
 cme-model-version: 1.206
For lcdproc:
 $ cat debian/lcdproc.config-model
 cme-app-name: lcdproc
 cme-package: libconfig-model-lcdproc-perl
 cme-model-version: 2.040
 # required to upgrade LCDd.conf from upstream configuration
 cme-options: -force
 cme-purge: /etc/LCDd.conf*
For Popcon:
 $ cat debian/popcon.config-model
 cme-app-name: popcon
 cme-model-package: libconfig-model-perl

debian files setup

"dh_cme_upgrade" will work only if:
"control" file contains a "${misc:Depends}" variable in "Depends" line
If present, "postinst" script contains a "#DEBHELPER#" line to insert generated postinst snippet

ENVIRONMENT

This program will exit(0) if "DH_NO_ACT" is set or if "DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS" contains "noconfigmodel".

SEE ALSO

debhelper
This program is an addendum to debhelper (part of libconfig-model-perl).

AUTHOR

Dominique Dumont <dod@debian.org>
2017-01-18 perl v5.24.1