Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66257
postinstall script error whe /etc/sgml is empty
Last modified: 2016-02-09 20:31:56 EST
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Description of problem:
When no files match the wildcard, the for loop is run once with the literal
string /etc/sgml/*-docbook-*.cat as its parameter. This creates a file called
*-docbook-*.cat, which makes things messy later on.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install docbook-style-dsssl before anything else puts a file in /etc/sgml
2.see the /etc/sgml/*-docbook-*.cat file
Actual Results: /etc/sgml/*-docbook-*.cat
Expected Results: no /etc/sgml/*-docbook-*.cat
There are prereqs in place to prevent this. Had you removed /etc/sgml or
This problem showed up while bootstrapping an 8.0 distro. Perhaps some prereq
was satisfied by an older package (the buildroot was bootstrapped from from
7.2). Or perhaps it's just screwy because it's a buildroot and not an actual
It prereqs docbook-dtd-sgml though, which has always populated /etc/sgml as
far as I can recall.
I think this must have been --nodeps'd in the build root.