Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 694403
should use systemctl instead of chkconfig --list
Last modified: 2012-05-24 06:03:42 EDT
Description of problem:
When I did a yum update today in Fedora 15 branch, I get
" Updating : libvirt-client-0.8.8-4.fc15.x86_64 14/132
Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native
systemd services. SysV configuration data might be overriden by native
Updating : libvirt-python-0.8.8-4.fc15.x86_64 15/132
Looking at the spec, it uses chkconfig --list and using that provides this output. You should be using systemctl instead and add a dependency. If you are migrated services from sysv to systemd, refer to
Really, it should just do 'chkconfig --level $level <service>' to check if a service is enabled. The scriptlet as is today will already fail if you're running in a non-english locale, for example.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
bug 738725 tracks the change to silence the update; however, it missed out on your observation in comment 1 that non-C locale may break the behavior of the snippet.
Patch for comment 1 proposed:
This should be backported to F15, and cloned to F16.
Author: Eric Blake <email@example.com>
Date: Tue Dec 6 16:16:34 2011 -0700
spec: don't use chkconfig --list
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=694403 reports that
the specfile is incorrectly checking for a running libvirt-guests
service. For example,
$ LC_ALL=es_ES chkconfig --list libvirt-guests
libvirt-guests 0:desactivado 1:desactivado 2:desactivado 3:activo 5:activo 6:desactivado
will fail to find 5:on, even though it is active. But chkconfig
already has a mode where you can silently use the exit status to
check for an active service.
* libvirt.spec.in (%post): Use simpler chkconfig options, to avoid
issues with localization.
This is fixed for F16+ - as F15 is nearing EOL and libvirt hasn't been updated in 10 Months I guess it's save to close this bug now.