|Summary:||rpm: package installation is not transactional|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Florian Weimer <fweimer>|
|Component:||rpm||Assignee:||Packaging Maintenance Team <packaging-team-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||jorton, jzeleny, mikhail.v.gavrilov, novyjindrich, packaging-team-maint, pmatilai|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2019-12-03 13:14:40 UTC||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description Florian Weimer 2014-12-15 08:55:33 UTC
While trying the reproducer for bug 1173997, I noticed that a failed installation leaves behind files of which RPM does not keep track in any way: $ sudo rpm -i test/data/kphotobymail-0.4.1-11.fc18.noarch.rpm --nodeps [sudo] password for fweimer: warning: test/data/kphotobymail-0.4.1-11.fc18.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID de7f38bd: NOKEY error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Kphotobymail/EXIF.pyc;548ea1b9: cpio: Digest mismatch error: kphotobymail-0.4.1-11.fc18.noarch: install failed $ rpm -qf /etc/kphotobymail.data file /etc/kphotobymail.data is not owned by any package This is rather unexpected. At least in such easy cases, RPM should recover from installation failures.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2015-11-04 13:18:59 UTC
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Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 13:18:03 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle. Changing version to '24'. More information and reason for this action is here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Program_Management/HouseKeeping/Fedora24#Rawhide_Rebase
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2016-10-12 11:03:46 UTC
Adding FutureFeature to avoid timeouting. Making it truly transactional is just not going to happen, there's no undoing scriptlet actions etc. However I do agree rpm needs to be able to clean up after itself when unpacking fails.
Comment 4 Panu Matilainen 2019-12-03 13:14:40 UTC
There's nothing Fedora specific here, moving to upstream tracking where it belongs: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/rpm/issues/967