Bug 529352 - preupgrade has releases.txt and releases.list
preupgrade has releases.txt and releases.list
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 469988
Blocks: F12Target
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Reported: 2009-10-16 06:23 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-24 00:23:19 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2009-10-16 06:23:56 EDT
Description of problem:
The preupgrade package has two copies of the releases list.
I think /usr/share/preupgrade/releases.list should be removed
and /usr/share/doc/preupgrade-1.1.0/releases.txt updated to
the latest version.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
$ rpm -ql preupgrade | grep releases
$ rpm -ql preupgrade | grep .py$ | xargs grep releases.list

Expected results:
2. .py to refer to file in datadir

Additional info:
A warning or suggest to copy releases.txt to HOME for editting
would be helpful too.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2009-10-18 20:09:32 EDT
README says:

| Please note that /usr/share/preupgrade/releases.list is ignored and is only
| being shipped for compatibility reasons. Use ~/releases.txt for customization.

"compability" with what? :)
Comment 2 Will Woods 2009-10-19 10:14:08 EDT
PackageKit. The get_distro_upgrade method for Fedora uses /usr/share/preupgrade/releases.list to determine whether or not there's a new Fedora release.

It's supposed to be using http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/releases.txt, like preupgrade does - see bug 469988 - but that's apparently still unfixed.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-03-15 08:56:52 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.

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Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2010-05-05 05:44:06 EDT
According to
this should be fixed now in PackageKit-0.6.3 fwiw.
Comment 5 Scott Williams 2010-05-08 22:46:29 EDT
That fixes the PackageKit dependency, but it would still be nice if this were more clear.  May I suggest /etc/preupgrade/releases.list instead of having a releases.list that does nothing, and a releases.txt that one needs to copy to pwd?

It just makes more sense to have conf's in /etc instead of /usr anyway.  Preupgrade is to be ran as root so I don't see what's to gain by not having the conf in /etc.
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Comment 7 Jens Petersen 2011-06-24 00:23:19 EDT
(In reply to comment #5)
> That fixes the PackageKit dependency, but it would still be nice if this were
> more clear.  May I suggest /etc/preupgrade/releases.list instead of having a
> releases.list that does nothing, and a releases.txt that one needs to copy to
> pwd?

Could you open a new bug for that?  It is a separate issue. :)
We should like this old bug close now.

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