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Re: Forcing a package to get installed



On 8/30/05, John Summerfied <debian herakles homelinux org> wrote:
> Manilal K M wrote:
> > On 8/30/05, John Summerfied <debian herakles homelinux org> wrote:
> >
> >>James_Martin ao uscourts gov wrote:
> >>
> >>>Sure.. you could have the %pre section of your RPM remove
> >>>/usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/MALAYALAM/data/inscript.data.. Have your package
> >>>contain  /usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/MALAYALAM/data/inscript.data.custom, and
> >>
> >>Removing the file doesn't do anything useful
> >>
> >>
> >>>the %post section would copy
> >>>/usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/MALAYALAM/data/inscript.data.custom to
> >>>/usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/MALAYALAM/data/inscript.data.
> >>
> >>Removing or updating iiimf-le-unit after this would be harmful. _I_
> >>would look to removing the package causing the conflict, or merging the
> >>two costomising one to provide both functionalities.
> >>
> >>It might also be worth reporting a RFE bug for iiimf-le-unit, describing
> >>what you want to achieve.
> >>
> >>>James S. Martin, RHCE
> >>>Contractor
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> >>>Washington, DC
> >>>(202) 502-2394
> >>>
> >>>anaconda-devel-list-bounces redhat com wrote on 08/29/2005 03:00:22 AM:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Hello all,
> >>>>I have built an rpm (nila-kbd) for incorporating malayalam keyboard
> >>>>layout in FC-4. But this package has a conflict with the file
> >>>>/usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/MALAYALAM/data/inscript.data which belongs to
> >>>>another package(iiimf-le-unit). So when I tried to install it using
> >>>>rpm it give some conflict errors. If I use --force it will work, it
> >>>>will get installed.
> >>>>My actual pronlem is I have to integrate this package into anaconda,
> >>>>then how can I force this package to get installed through anaconda
> >>>>any thoughts ??
> >>>>
> >>>>regards
> >>>>Manilal
> >>>>
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> >>
> >>--
> >>
> >>Cheers
> >>John
> >>
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> >
> > Thanks everyone.
> > The suggestion from James_Martin ao uscourts gov worked for me. I hope
> > now everything will work fine The %pre, %install and %post sections of
> > the SPEC file is as follows:
> >
> > %pre fc3
> > if [ -f /usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/MALAYALAM/data/inscript.data ]
> > then
> >     rm -f /usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/MALAYALAM/data/inscript.data
> > fi
> > if [ -f /usr/lib/iiim/le/unitle/sysime.cfg ]
> > then
> >
> 
> Please reread my reply. This relies on the order packages are installed
> and will break when RH issues an update because your file will be
> replaced. It will fail if, for whatever reason, you remove Red Hat's
> package, because your file will be removed.
> 
> It also means RPM will show the package is damaged when you "rpm -V" it.
> 
> What you are doing is not "The Righr Thing."
> 
> 
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> Cheers
> John
> 
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I know I am not doing the right thing, but this package change is
relevant only for  a distribution that I have customized. For other
distros and future releases, I am planning to make another RPM. So for
the community, I don't think there will be any issues
regards
Manilal


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