Bug 984088 - allow idmap-plugin symlink to be managed by the "alternatives" system
Summary: allow idmap-plugin symlink to be managed by the "alternatives" system
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cifs-utils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Layton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 984643
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Reported: 2013-07-12 17:53 UTC by Jeff Layton
Modified: 2014-06-18 07:43 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: cifs-utils-6.1-3.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 984643 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-07-15 13:40:31 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jeff Layton 2013-07-12 17:53:42 UTC
Currently cifs-utils tracks what plugin to use via a symlink in /etc/cifs-utils. We already have another facility for these sorts of symlinks in /etc/alternatives. Change it to use a symlink in that directory instead.

Comment 1 Jeff Layton 2013-07-15 13:32:10 UTC
Ok, slight difference here...

The alternatives system relies on double-indirection, so we basically need to change /etc/cifs-utils/idmap-plugin to an "alternative" (a symlink that points into /etc/alternatives). The "alternatives" command takes care of the rest.

The only tricky part is that the old idmap-plugin is listed as a %config(noreplace) in the old package. So we need to change that to a %ghost directive to make sure the removal of the old package doesn't remove the symlink created in the %post script by the alternatives command.

I'll hopefully have this fixed in rawhide today...

Comment 2 Jeff Layton 2013-07-15 13:40:31 UTC
Ok, new package pushed to rawhide and it seems to do the right thing. Closing with resolution of RAWHIDE.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-07-15 15:59:45 UTC
cifs-utils-6.1-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-07-25 00:51:11 UTC
cifs-utils-6.1-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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