Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68903
initscripts (and other packages) should require redhat-release
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:28:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
Initscripts (and maybe other packages) should require redhat-release because
they use it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e redhat-release || rpm -e rawhide-release
2. init 6
3. Look at the screen while booting: "Welcome to: /etc/redhat-release: no such
file or directory" or something.
Actual Results: I hit this minor bug while installing a redhat linux system rpm
by rpm (rpm -Uhv -r /mnt/mysystemtree) but it can be hit also by uninstalling
redhat-release or rawhide-release package which is not hard at all not being
required by no other package(s).
As long as initscripts (particulary rc.sysinit) will print an error if
/etc/redhat-release is not present then it should require redhat-release
(provided by redhat-release and rawhide-release packages).
This file is required by many other scripts from various packages to establish
the distribution name or/and other thinkgs.
Will be fixed in 6.89-1.