Bug 50123 - removing sysklogd package failed
Summary: removing sysklogd package failed
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-07-27 00:59 UTC by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-28 00:36:26 UTC
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Description Florin Andrei 2001-07-27 00:59:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
When removing sysklogd package, if syklogd is stopped, the removal will fail.
If sysklogd is not stopped, the removal is succesful.
This is wrong. The removal should be ok no matter if sysklogd is started or
not.

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install an alternative syslogger to not break dependencies when removing
sysklogd. A good logger is msyslog: 
http://www.geocities.com/elf_too/msyslog/
2.Stop sysklogd: service sysklogd stop
3.Now try to remove sysklogd: rpm -ev sysklogd
	

Actual Results:  It said something about "%preun failed"

Expected Results:  Instead, the package should be removed properly.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-07-28 00:36:22 UTC
ACK. To reproduce it:

1. service syslog stop
2. rpm -e --nodeps sysklogd

Gives:

error: execution of %preun scriptlet from sysklogd-1.4-7 failed, exit status 1
# rpm -q --qf "%{PREUN}\n" sysklogd
if [ $1 = 0 ]; then
   /sbin/chkconfig --del syslog
   service syslog stop >/dev/null 2>&1
fi
Order is unlucky. Would be easy to patch. But what would happen if service
syslog were still running and failed to stop? These PREUN scripts don't seem to
handle such special cases. Anyway, this changed script (or without the file
check) would fix this bug:

if [ $1 = 0 ]; then
    [ -f /var/lock/subsys/syslog ] && service syslog stop >/dev/null 2>&1
    /sbin/chkconfig --del syslog
fi


Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-03 15:03:39 UTC
Will be fixed in 1.4.1-2 - thanks!


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