Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243946
evince package scripts unhappy in updates
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:55:04 EDT
Description of problem:
The current rawhide update produces the following while dealing
I/O warning : failed to load external entity
Failed to open `/etc/gconf/schemas/evince-thumbnailer-comics.schemas': No such
file or directory
A quick check shows that preinstall scriptlet, and all other similar,
gconftool-2 --makefile-uninstall-rule \
>/dev/null || :
but evince-0.9.0-1.fc8, which is getting updated, does not provide
OTOH /etc/gconf/schemas/evince-thumbnailer-ps.schemas was and is
present and that one is not used by gconftool-2 anywhere. On purpose?
Would not something like that be safer:
schemas=$( shopt -s nullglob ; echo /etc/gconf/schemas/evince* )
[ "$schemas" ] && gconftool-2 --makefile-uninstall-rule $schemas
and similar in other package scripts? Assuming that all evince
schema names start with "evince" that would adjust itself to what
is really present.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
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doesn't happen again.
There is currently '/etc/gconf/schemas/evince-thumbnailer-comics.schemas'
so evince does not complain. Is relaying on a presence of specific
files to shut error messages a really good idea? If errors are truly
"don't care" then maybe instead of '>/dev/null || :' in package scripts
it should be '>/dev/null 2>&1 || :' instead?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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