Bug 171603 - postun script fails in presence of jpackage-utils from jpackage.org
Summary: postun script fails in presence of jpackage-utils from jpackage.org
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.4.2-gcj-compat   
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Version: 4
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Thomas Fitzsimmons
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Reported: 2005-10-24 09:22 UTC by Paul Howarth
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-07 01:48:29 UTC
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Description Paul Howarth 2005-10-24 09:22:35 UTC
I was under the impression (perhaps mistakenly) that Fedora Core was trying to
be compatible with the JPackage.org regarding java packages. So I had no qualms
about enabling the jpackage repo in yum. Around a month ago, jpackage-utils was
updated to 1.6.6-1jpp from that repo. The JPackage.org version of this package,
unlike the fedora version, does not contain the
/usr/bin/rebuild-security-providers script. As a result of this, when it came
time to upgrade java-1.4.2-gcj-compat from to, the %postun script, which calls
/usr/bin/rebuild-security-providers, failed, and I was left with both versions
of this package installed. I removed manually using rpm
-e --noscripts, but I don't think I should have needed to do this.

I guess the "quick fix" for this would be to add "|| :" at the end of the line
calling /usr/bin/rebuild-security-providers, and the better (or additional) fix
would be to push the /usr/bin/rebuild-security-providers script upstream so that
the jpackage-utils package contained what was needed, no matter where it came
from. If that can't be done, perhaps add:

Requires(post): /usr/bin/rebuild-security-providers
Requires(postun): /usr/bin/rebuild-security-providers

That should then prevent the installation of conflicting packages on systems
that don't already have them.

Comment 1 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2005-11-10 21:32:51 UTC
Yes, I'm going to remove this incompatibility from the Fedora jpackage-utils in
the next import.  In fact, I hope to make our next jpackage-utils exactly match
the upstream jpackage-utils.  I'll leave this bug open until this
incompatibility is gone.

Comment 2 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2006-02-07 01:48:29 UTC
I've updated all the Fedora packages that call rebuild-security-providers to
check for the script's existence before calling it, and I've submitted the
script upstream for inclusion in the official jpackage-utils package.  Closing.

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