[owncloud-devel] Bug#815963: Warn users about unsupported upgrade path

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 19:09:08 GMT 2016


On Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:49:54 PM AMT Lukas Reschke wrote:
> I created a PR at https://github.com/owncloud/core/pull/22691
> 
> This is super dangerous stuff from Debian and I *HIGHLY* would advise
> anybody from NOT using distribution packages for ownCloud.
> 
> Highly irresponsible from them to risk user data like that. Honestly, the
> maintainer should know better.

I send an email to their mailing list friendly asking them to not do this. If they decide to risk users' data that way anyway, we can discuss what we do - warn our users, or, worst case, use our trademark rights to prevent them from calling their version 'ownCloud' to ensure we don't get users who are badly burned by a 'ownCloud' version we have no control over nor can't fix.

Let's see what their reply is.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Chris, this is really appreciated!

> - Lukas
> 
> On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 at 14:09, Joas Schilling <nickvergessen at owncloud.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > Am 26.02.2016 um 13:58 schrieb Chris:
> > > Furthermore the NEWS file is only telling to use the 8.0.10 from
> > https://people.debian.org/~taffit/owncloud/ where 8.1.5 is also needed
> > before going to 8.2.2
> > You have to update 7.0.x > 8.0.x > 8.1.x > 8.2.x > 9.0x (to be released
> > in march)
> > >
> > >> The Debian package is patched to allow it.
> > >>
> > >>
> > https://sources.debian.net/src/owncloud/8.2.2~dfsg-1/debian/patches/0009-Don-t-stop-update-over-several-major-versions.patch/
> > > That is probably something you really shouldn't do. I think there is a
> > reason why this check there is in place.
> > Exactly, to keep our migration paths short and traceable, we kill them
> > after one major release, that is why major jumps (skipping a major) are
> > not supported. The problem is, we simply can not have 4 different
> > upgrade routines, one from 7.0, one from 8.0, ... etc. and currently the
> > upgrade mechanism is not very good in making migrations in steps. (is
> > planned for 9.x iirc).
> >
> >
> >
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