Bug 761329

Summary: should use systemctl instead of chkconfig --list
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Eric Blake <eblake>
Component: libvirtAssignee: Libvirt Maintainers <libvirt-maint>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 16CC: aquini, berrange, clalance, clalancette, crobinso, dougsland, eblake, itamar, jforbes, laine, libvirt-maint, metherid, notting, veillard, virt-maint
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Fixed In Version: libvirt-0.9.6-4.fc16 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Eric Blake 2011-12-07 23:02:36 EST
cloning to F16

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #694403 +++

Description of problem:
When I did a yum update today in Fedora 15 branch,  I get

" Updating   : libvirt-client-0.8.8-4.fc15.x86_64                        14/132 

Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native
      systemd services. SysV configuration data might be overriden by native
      systemd configuration.

  Updating   : libvirt-python-0.8.8-4.fc15.x86_64                        15/132 

Looking at the spec,  it uses chkconfig --list and using that provides this output.  You should be using systemctl instead and add a dependency.  If you are migrated services from sysv to systemd,  refer to


--- Additional comment from notting@redhat.com on 2011-04-07 08:19:11 MDT ---

Really, it should just do 'chkconfig --level $level <service>' to check if a service is enabled. The scriptlet as is today will already fail if you're running in a non-english locale, for example.

--- Additional comment from eblake@redhat.com on 2011-12-07 21:01:46 MST ---

This should be backported to F15, and cloned to F16.

commit fea83dde7b7e0725e4353a2cc5b6e5c7c61cb294
Author: Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Dec 6 16:16:34 2011 -0700

    spec: don't use chkconfig --list
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=694403 reports that
    the specfile is incorrectly checking for a running libvirt-guests
    service.  For example,
    $ LC_ALL=es_ES chkconfig --list libvirt-guests
    libvirt-guests        0:desactivado          1:desactivado     2:desactivado     3:activo 5:activo         6:desactivado
    will fail to find 5:on, even though it is active.  But chkconfig
    already has a mode where you can silently use the exit status to
    check for an active service.
    * libvirt.spec.in (%post): Use simpler chkconfig options, to avoid
    issues with localization.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2011-12-19 21:08:38 EST
libvirt-0.9.6-4.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-12-22 17:34:45 EST
Package libvirt-0.9.6-4.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libvirt-0.9.6-4.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-01-05 15:59:27 EST
libvirt-0.9.6-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.