Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 983965
3.7.3. Needs several changes
Last modified: 2014-08-14 11:19:16 EDT
Title: Install Patches in zip form
Describe the issue:
Suggestions for improvement:
1. Documentation is for EAP6, there aren't several product of EAP6, so I don't like to read that patch ZIP is distributed for all product and RPM only for subset of them.
2. It isn't true bug fixes aren't distributed in RPM. This policy was in the past, but right now, it depends on triage by PM and GSS. It is true not every OneOff ZIP patch is distributed by RPM as well, but RPM way isn't limited to secitury fixes only.
3. Procedure 3.13. I'm not native speaker, moreover erratum/errata comes from Latina, but as far as I know, erratum is one concrete fix, so you can't mention 'Erratum' as 'list of resolved flaws' because in this case it becomes 'Errata'. I prefer to use 'Errata' in every a such places.
4. Procedure 3.13. again - step 5 is outdated. Right now every ZIP patch contains:
- patched jar(s)
In the existing instance modules.xml is the only one file which is replaced after unziping. JAR(s) filenames contains BZ number in the name and in that case can't rewrite older files on disk.
The entire section for zip patching is being replaced in 6.2 with the new patching system. It isn't onstage yet, but will be in the next build. It can be previewed on docbuilder here: http://docbuilder.usersys.redhat.com/14873/#sect-Install_Patches_in_Zip_Form