Bug 464511 - openmpi-libs will not uninstall due to %preun script returning non-zero result code
openmpi-libs will not uninstall due to %preun script returning non-zero resul...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openmpi (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
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Reported: 2008-09-29 10:04 EDT by Matt Thompson
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:56 EDT (History)
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Description Matt Thompson 2008-09-29 10:04:56 EDT
Thanks to the efforts of skvidal on #yum, I think we found a bug in the openmpi packaging, it looks like.  Namely, openmpi-libs-1.2.4-2 would not remove due to a non-zero result code from a %preun script (according to skvidal...this amount of rpm/yum is over my head).  To wit, here is the history...

First, I tried the usual way:


When that failed, I went to #redhat, got lost in the noise and moved to #yum.  There, skvidal recommended a more verbose level of yum:


Highlighted there is the odd result that led skvidal down the path with these commands:

# rpm -e --allmatches openmpi-libs
error: %preun(openmpi-libs-1.2.4-2.fc9.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 2
error: %preun(openmpi-libs-1.2.4-2.fc9.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 2

# rpm -q --scripts openmpi-libs
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
alternatives --install /etc/ld.so.conf.d/mpi64.conf \
		mpilibs64 /usr/lib64/openmpi/1.2.4-gcc/openmpi.ld.conf 11
preuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
alternatives --remove mpilibs64 /usr/lib64/openmpi/1.2.4-gcc/openmpi.ld.conf
postuninstall program: /sbin/ldconfig
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
alternatives --install /etc/ld.so.conf.d/mpi32.conf \
		mpilibs32 /usr/lib/openmpi/1.2.4-gcc/openmpi.ld.conf 10
preuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
alternatives --remove mpilibs32 /usr/lib/openmpi/1.2.4-gcc/openmpi.ld.conf
postuninstall program: /sbin/ldconfig

# alternatives --remove mpilibs32 /usr/lib/openmpi/1.2.4-gcc/openmpi.ld.conf
(no output)

# alternatives --remove mpilibs32 /usr/lib/openmpi/1.2.4-gcc/openmpi.ld.conf ; echo $?

skvidal said this was "not right" and recommended this to remove:

# rpm -e --noscripts --allmatches openmpi-libs

And that did indeed work.

In doing due diligence for this bug, I found RHEL bug 463443, which might be related to this, but I'm not important enough to view the related bug 460878 which this report might dupe for F9.  If so, my apologies.

I also don't know if I should Sensitive this bug if it *is* similar.
Comment 1 Doug Ledford 2008-09-29 10:28:06 EDT
Yeah, this is basically a dup of one of several bugs I had against the rhel openmpi package.  The fedora package will pick up the various fixes shortly.
Comment 2 Matt Thompson 2008-09-29 11:03:05 EDT
FYI, in my continuing journey of hate for MPI, I've also found that lam-libs seems to return the same sort of %preun error upon uninstall attempt.
Comment 3 Doug Ledford 2009-03-19 15:12:31 EDT
Jay is helping out with Open MPI issues, so added him to the Cc list.
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