Bug 1493294 - Idempotence tracker
Summary: Idempotence tracker
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm-ostree
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Colin Walters
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1493296
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-09-19 20:41 UTC by Colin Walters
Modified: 2019-05-28 19:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 19:26:39 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Colin Walters 2017-09-19 20:41:45 UTC
It's better for imaging tools (rpm-ostree, OCI/Docker, etc.) if files are bitwise identical when generating unconfigured images.

In an example diff here:

ostree diff 25770e774b7b03c4a756001ca18e8d5aac21846e284ae87e61047442bd8e28a3 a7a618e1a8a083cb29a37dcfe8756d1dfb3be1e1702d847aca6b2eacb499a434
M    /usr/etc/brlapi.key
M    /usr/etc/shadow
M    /usr/etc/iscsi/initiatorname.iscsi
M    /usr/etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/default.xml
M    /usr/etc/pki/ca-trust/extracted/java/cacerts
M    /usr/lib/fontconfig/cache/3830d5c3ddfd5cd38a049b759396e72e-le64.cache-7
M    /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled
M    /usr/share/rpm/Basenames
D    /boot/d196c5b47ab14da4946586a417faa829
D    /usr/lib/ostree-boot/d196c5b47ab14da4946586a417faa829
A    /boot/173ea395046a409fa405b507f354de3b
A    /boot/173ea395046a409fa405b507f354de3b/4.12.12-300.fc26.x86_64
A    /usr/lib/ostree-boot/173ea395046a409fa405b507f354de3b
A    /usr/lib/ostree-boot/173ea395046a409fa405b507f354de3b/4.12.12-300.fc26.x86_64

One can see files that appear to be changed between repeated rpm-ostree runs of the same package set.

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2018-02-20 15:22:23 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 28 development cycle.
Changing version to '28'.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 22:08:14 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 28 is nearing its end of life.
On 2019-May-28 Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for
Fedora 28. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases
that are no longer maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as
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Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 19:26:39 UTC
Fedora 28 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-05-28. Fedora 28 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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