> From: Felipe Reyes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > - "Deprecated" packages:
> > - heartbeat
> > - keepalived
> keepalived is used by OpenStack Neutron. In this context what would
> "deprecated" mean?.
> apt-rdepends -r keepalived
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Reverse Depends: neutron-l3-agent
It means I'm (or was) considering demoting the package to [universe] and giving focus to other ones that might do similar things. We are trying to focus in single pkgs / functionality in [main] and I thought about considering keepalived "deprecated" in favor of a single tool to control active/passive virtual Ips (pacemaker in this case).
For active/active load balancing we already have haproxy & nginx in [main] (and pound in [universe]) and, even being L7 balancing, and not L4 + VRRP like keepalived, somehow I thought IPVS was already "deprecated". In a deeper look now seems that keepalived is well maintained and updated so I'll probably just mark keepalived as a "core" HA package.
Thanks for the feedback! That's exactly the reason of my e-mails =).
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