Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 854394
qpid-cpp-server 0.16-5 update removes service scripts
Last modified: 2015-06-21 20:08:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Updating from earlier versions of qpid-cpp-server to 0.16-5 or newer removes /etc/rc.d/init.d/qpidd, which has been repackaged into the qpid-cpp-server-daemon
This change may be OK for rawhide or pre-release Fedora versions, but it has been applied to current stable releases (both F16 and F17 are affected)
This is contravening several guidelines in the Fedora updates policy:
- Updates should aim to fix bugs, and not introduce features, particularly when those features would materially affect the user or developer experience.
- Avoid changing the user experience if at all possible.
I think a dependency should be added to qpid-cpp-server so it will automatically install the required qpid-cpp-server-daemon package is installed, keeping the update transparent for existing users.
The current approach breaks the package for all existing users after a "yum update", in a not-necessarily-obvious way.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a "yum update" from qpid-cpp-server-0.16-4 or earlier
2. Restart qpidd or reboot
3. Observe the following error
Error message, service is not started, the init.d/qpidd script is deleted.
Failed to issue method call: Unit qpidd.service failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status qpidd.service' for details.
Should not break on update, the init.d/qpidd script should not be deleted on "yum update", this change should be made transparent to end-users and downstream projects for stable Fedora versions.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 854263 ***