We want to stop systemd from being added to docker images, because of rpm requiring systemctl.

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Wed Apr 30 14:42:40 UTC 2014

On 04/30/2014 10:28 AM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-04-30 at 16:05 +0200, Kalev Lember wrote:
>> I suspect just dropping the deps would break initial installations, e.g.
>> anaconda / livecd-creator. RPM uses the deps to order the transaction so
>> that systemd gets installed first, and the packages that ship service
>> files get installed later. Without the deps, rpm wouldn't know the order
>> in which it has to run the transaction.
>> For example, when a package bar has a postinstall script that does:
>>     systemctl enable bar.service >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
>> ... but if systemctl gets installed _after_ foo in the same transaction,
>> then the systemctl command never runs and service stays disabled.
> If you are right, this is an argument for rpm collections, which we've
> had for ages now and should really start using.
> - ajax
Created a ticket.


Next I will create a change request if the ticket is approved.

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