|Summary:||[relnote?] A yum upgrade can install an incompatible "newer" version of jpackage-utils which breaks fedora package scriptlet(s)|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Robin Green <greenrd>|
|Component:||jpackage-utils||Assignee:||Thomas Fitzsimmons <fitzsim>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||arequipeno, fnasser, mefoster, nicolas.mailhot, tromey|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-04-27 18:45:53 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Robin Green 2005-04-26 20:38:11 UTC
Description of problem: I have a jpackage yum repository in my /etc/yum.repos.d (yum or apt are the recommended ways to install packages for jpackage, so this applies to lots of people). Unfortunately the latest jpackage-utils shipped by jpackage.org is slightly incompatible with rawhide - it doesn't have the rebuild-security-providers command, so java-1.4.2-gcj-compat fails to upgrade, install OR erase(!) - unless you use the --noscripts flag, which is not really desirable. (There might be other incompatibilities too, I don't know.) Three suggested options to address this: 1. Politely ask jpackage.org to make changes to make theirs compatible (I'm CC'ing selected jpackage packagers to this bug) 2. Or, ship an /etc/yum.repos.d/jpackage.repo in fedora, containing: [jpackage] name=JPackage 1.6 baseurl=http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/ftp/pub/Linux/jpackage/1.6/generic/free/ gpgcheck=1 exclude=jpackage-utils - and any other excludes that may become necessary to solve compatibility problems that may arise. And a corresponding jpackage-fedora.repo file (that's the jpackage.org-managed repo that contains platform-specific RPMs for fedora.) Unfortunately this has two problems: (a) Red Hat legal might not like it, especially so close to a Fedora release with little time to decide, (b) it might give rise to flames about perceived "favouritism" towards one third-party repository on the part of the Fedora project. 3. Or, just note the problem in the release notes. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora version: jpackage-utils-1.6.2-1jpp_6rh JPackage version: jpackage-utils-1.6.3-1jpp How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Add jpackage repo (without the exclude line given above) to yum configuration 2. yum upgrade jpackage-utils 3. rpm -e java-1.4.2-gcj-compat Actual results: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.69465: line 7: rebuild-security-providers: command not found error: %postun(java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-220.127.116.11-40jpp_14rh.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 127 Expected results: No error
Comment 1 Ian Pilcher 2005-04-27 14:44:20 UTC
A fourth option, separate the Fedora Core Java stuff into its own "channel".
Comment 2 Fernando Nasser 2005-04-27 15:06:30 UTC
Please not that we have far from the complete set of Java packages offered by JPackage.org and people are bound to install (using yum) more things from the JPackage repository. So they will eventually add the JPackage repository back in the yum configuration. JPackage seem to be willing to find a way to make the upstream version compatible. It is just a question of someone proposing a patch to the upstream jpackage-utils. One could possibly start by looking into the changes that broke compatibility.
Comment 3 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2005-04-27 17:04:31 UTC
All I need to do to solve this is import jpackage-utils-1.6.3 into Fedora. I'll do that today.
Comment 4 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2005-04-27 18:45:53 UTC
Comment 5 Mary Ellen Foster 2005-11-03 09:56:35 UTC
This is broken again, as far as I can tell; I've currently got jpackage-utils-1.6.6-1jpp installed, and I'm getting the same symptoms. It would be great if this change actually got imported into the upstream package so it stays current when that updates.