SELinux RPM scriplet issue annoucement

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 19:10:29 UTC 2014


On Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:48:57 +0000, Frank Murphy wrote:

> Would a gui yumex\PK have burped at the update?

Yes, because selinux-policy* is a low-level package not specific to Yum.
The policy affects RPM and everything on top of it.

> Would the two testers have seen the script errors.

Only during *subsequent* attempts at updating to or installing *more*
packages containing scriptlets - prior to giving +1 in the Fedora Updates
System.

A simple "yum -y update ; reboot ; Oh, everything seems to work" has not
been enough this time. And it was an update with a screen full of ticket
numbers for the included bug-fixes/changes. It could have broken something
else, too.

Btw, some other packages are in the same boat. Imagine a graphics driver
update "seems to work" for three testers that are required for a +3 vote
in the updates system, but fails badly for a hundred other users once it
appears in the stable updates repo.


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