Main Inclusion Report for partman-iscsi
Availability: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/partman-iscsi; available for all supported architectures (in binary NEW at time of writing)
Implements partitioning changes designed in foundations-karmic-iscsi-installer-support.
- Expected to be used in server/netboot installations (i.e. on the server CD, and Priority: standard).
- New package, so no CVE/Secunia history.
- Runs as root as part of the installer.
- Talks to iSCSI portals using iscsiadm.
- No direct processing of binary data.
Source code review performed by virtue of the fact that I (ColinWatson) wrote this package
- Adds a "Configure iSCSI" item to the partitioning menu when installed; if that item is selected then it asks several critical-priority debconf questions. However, this package does not add any questions to the default installation path.
- Not (yet?) in Debian.
- No independent upstream existence.
- In production this package would normally cooperate with a genuine hardware iSCSI server, although it's possible to emulate that using the iscsitarget package (and that's what I used to write this).
- No test suite.
- User-visible strings are internationalised using po-debconf, following standard practice in the installer.
- Meets usual standards for installer package layout, although these are not directly beholden to the FHS or Debian Policy.
- Native debhelper 7 packaging.
- Only non-trivial dependency is open-iscsi-udeb, already in main.
- Some ongoing development is expected to polish up the UI; for example, we still need to add support for authenticated targets. Since this is a Karmic feature goal, effort will be available for this. Once feature development settles down it should need only about as much maintenance as the rest of partman.
The submitter of this report (ColinWatson) is responsible for fixing bugs, and the ubuntu-installer team (which includes me) is the package bug contact.
MIR bug: https://launchpad.net/bugs/BUGNUMBER