Bug 143547 - (IT_66071) post scriptlet failed in U4 update
post scriptlet failed in U4 update
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: librsvg2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Blocks: 168424 171049
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Reported: 2004-12-22 01:50 EST by Dag Wieers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0040
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Last Closed: 2006-03-15 10:30:47 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0040 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE librsvg2 bug fix update 2006-03-14 00:00:00 EST

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Description Dag Wieers 2004-12-22 01:50:08 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20041020 Galeon/1.3.18

Description of problem:
When updating the system from U3 to U4 using apt, I get the following

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/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.23030: line 2: /usr/bin/update-gdk-pixbuf-loaders: No
such file or directory
error: %post(librsvg2-2.2.3-6) scriptlet failed, exit status 127

After this update, we end up with 2 packages:

[root@emyn root]# rpm -q librsvg2

When installing the older package, it seemed to haved suffered from
this too:

[root@emyn root]# rpm -e librsvg2-2.2.3-2
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.19397: line 2: gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders: command not
error: %postun(librsvg2-2.2.3-2) scriptlet failed, exit status 127

The problem which we experienced with our repositories too, is related
to a change from /usr/bin/gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders to

For this, the new tool /usr/bin/update-gdk-pixbuf-loaders has been
made. What we do in our packages is:

/usr/bin/update-gdk-pixbuf-loaders . &>/dev/null || :

### Backward compatibility for gtk < 2.4.13-9
[ -x %{_bindir}/gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders ] && \
    %{_bindir}/gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders > \
        %{_sysconfdir}/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders || :

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Comment 1 Bernd Bartmann 2004-12-27 16:44:16 EST
Same here:

/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.48163: line 2: gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders: command not
error: %postun(librsvg2-2.2.3-2) scriptlet failed, exit status 127
Comment 2 Jos Vos 2005-01-02 07:08:59 EST
A few comments:

update-gdk-pixbuf-loaders is in gtk2-2.2.4-12, so a "Prereq: gtk2 >=
2.2.4-12", or maybe better a "Prereq:
/usr/bin/update-gdk-pixbuf-loaders" should be included in the package.

Non-standard commands used in the pre/post scripts should always be
prereq'ed, IMHO.

Even if update-gdk-pixbuf-loaders exists, it fails! This is because
the %post(un) scripts use %{_arch}-%{_host_vendor}-%{_host_os}, while
gtk2 uses %{_host} and the difference is the use of i386 resp. i686 in
the name.  So the librsvg2 scripts should use %{_host} too.
Comment 3 Jos Vos 2005-01-02 07:37:37 EST
Hmmm... related to my previous comment (3) I now see:

The new gtk2 contains a directory /etc/gtk-2.0/i686-redhat-linux-gnu,
this seems to be wrong, as it contains the architecture of the *build*
host (i686), not that of the *target* host (i386 in the case of gtk2).
 So, using %{_host} as suggested in (3) would fail again on
architectures that are not the same as the build host (like athlon).
Comment 4 Jos Vos 2005-01-02 07:52:51 EST
Correction of my comment (4):

As %{_host} is only interpreted on the build host, installing on
athlon will not fail.  But, still, I think using %{_host} for file
naming is not recommended for packages that are not bound to a
specific (sub)architecture.
Comment 5 Jos Vos 2005-01-02 10:57:57 EST
See also my bug #143950 for gtk2 that I just filed.
Comment 6 Zenon Panoussis 2005-04-02 16:00:36 EST
This problem now blocks 'rpm -Fhv gtk2-2.2.4-15.i386.rpm' unless one 
manually does 'rpm -e librsvg2-2.2.3-2' first. As a result, up2date 
and its cousins probably fail to push the latest gtk2 update. 
Comment 13 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-15 10:30:48 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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