yum update -- F16-latest => rawhide

Kashyap Chamarthy kchamart at redhat.com
Tue Oct 11 18:11:36 UTC 2011

On 10/11/2011 11:32 PM, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On 10/11/2011 08:16 PM, Jan Vcelak wrote:
>> On Tuesday 11 October 2011 18:22:34, Tomi Leppikangas wrote:
>>> Kashyap Chamarthy writes:
>>>> Running Transaction Check
>>>> ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve:
>>>> /bin/sh is needed by groff-base-1.21-5.fc17.x86_64
>>> I have this same problem when trying to upgrade from fedora 15 to rawhide.
>>> I noticed that groff-base package have 2 /bin/sh as dependency, is there
>>> some whitespace or some other error?
>> I probably missed that. And I will take a look at it.
> This is a bug in rpm's handling of %pretrans dependencies. I'll try to 
> get it fixed tomorrow, BUT this also does point out a problem in the 
> package:
> %pretrans scripts can almost never in real life be /bin/sh scripts, 
> because on initial installation, at the point where %pretrans scripts 
> get executed there is no shell! Or anything else for that matter. The 
> only kind of %pretrans script that always work are ones using the 
> embedded Lua interpreter, ie '%pretrans -p <lua>'. External interpreters 
> in %pretrans are /supposed/ to work in upgrade scenarios (barring this 
> bug, duh), but as in practise you can never guarantee a package is only 
> ever applied as an update on an already running system, %pretrans 
> scriptlets using /bin/sh or such external interpreter are not usable.

Thanks Panu for taking a look.

> 	- Panu -


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