Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 287241
fedora-ds-base update breaks previous installs
Last modified: 2011-04-25 19:27:58 EDT
Description of problem:
the use of the %define pkgname dirsrv macro breaks previous installs as there
is no backwards computability with the previous packaging standards. the dirsrv
macro needs to go immediately.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a prior version installed with service configured
3. start dirsrv since the service name is also changed
no instances found
configured instances found and started
This was a really really bad decision. it breaks the package completely.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> the use of the %define pkgname dirsrv macro breaks previous installs as there
> is no backwards computability with the previous packaging standards. the dirsrv
> macro needs to go immediately.
We put the macro in there because we didn't know if dirsrv as the package name
was going to stick, and we wanted to be able to easily change it in the future.
Is the macro the real problem, or is the problem that we changed the pkgname
from fedora-ds to dirsrv?
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> How reproducible: always
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. have a prior version installed with service configured
> 2. upgrade
> 3. start dirsrv since the service name is also changed
> Actual results:
> no instances found
> Expected results:
> configured instances found and started
> Additional info:
> This was a really really bad decision. it breaks the package completely.
Yes, understood. I suppose we could have handled this much better. We needed
to change the pkgname asap, and didn't have a lot of time to write pre/post
scripts, migration scripts, upgrade scripts, etc. to change the names of
paths/files from fedora-ds to dirsrv. Also, afaik, there are only a half-dozen
people actually using fedora-ds-base in Fedora right now. Everyone else is
waiting for the console to be ready. So as painful as this change was, it is
far less painful than it would have been had we waited any longer.
the main problem is that you changed the package name without any
consideration to the users.
The rest of your excuse is crap. there is no excuse period to break users
I am going to revert these changes and ask that you do not redo them.
Created attachment 230191 [details]
upgrade11.pl - upgrade script
This is a script which can be used to upgrade from the old style (e.g.
/etc/fedora-ds) path naming convention to the new style (e.g. /etc/dirsrv).
To use: First shutdown any fedora ds servers - service fedora-ds stop
Then, as root, run perl upgrade11.pl
Then, service dirsrv start
Simo, please try the upgrade script.
Im going to close this as it is much to late to fix now