Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 529352
preupgrade has releases.txt and releases.list
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:11:51 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
$ rpm -ql preupgrade | grep releases
$ rpm -ql preupgrade | grep .py$ | xargs grep releases.list
2. .py to refer to file in datadir
A warning or suggest to copy releases.txt to HOME for editting
would be helpful too.
| 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? :)
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.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
this should be fixed now in PackageKit-0.6.3 fwiw.
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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(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
Could you open a new bug for that? It is a separate issue. :)
We should like this old bug close now.