Bug 243946 - evince package scripts unhappy in updates
Summary: evince package scripts unhappy in updates
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: 245029
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-12 21:44 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:55 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:55:04 UTC
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-06-12 21:44:25 UTC
Description of problem:

The current rawhide update produces the following while dealing
with evince:

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,
does that:

        gconftool-2 --makefile-uninstall-rule \
                /etc/gconf/schemas/evince.schemas \
                /etc/gconf/schemas/evince-thumbnailer.schemas \
                /etc/gconf/schemas/evince-thumbnailer-comics.schemas \
                        >/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):

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 12:48:47 UTC
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'.

If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2008-04-04 16:46:07 UTC
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?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:59:13 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:39:15 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  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 WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
'version' of '9'.

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
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to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 9's end of life.

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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:55:04 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

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