Aaron Knister aaron.knister at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 19:17:48 UTC 2009

I think I do have a bugzilla account. I'm in the process of trying to
figure that out ;-). I'll post this information there once I get in.

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 02:46:55PM -0400, Aaron Knister wrote:
>> I just installed R-hdf5 and received this error message from the postscript:
>> /home/aaronk/rpmbuild/tmp/rpm-tmp.80148: line 1:
>> /usr/lib64/R/doc/html/search/index.txt: No such file or directory
>> error: %post(R-hdf5-1.6.6-1.el5.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
>>  I also can't uninstall the rpm without using the --noscripts option
>> because of the samepostscript error. The postscripts are listed below:
>> [root at n1 ~]# rpm -q --scripts R-hdf5
>> postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
>> cat /usr/lib64/R/library/*/CONTENTS > /usr/lib64/R/doc/html/search/index.txt
>> postuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
>> cat /usr/lib64/R/library/*/CONTENTS > /usr/lib64/R/doc/html/search/index.txt
>> It appears that /usr/lib64/R/doc doesn't exist- hence the errors.
>> After looking at a few other R "plugins" I saw that they use
>> /usr/lib/rpm/R-make-search-index.sh in the post scripts which seems to
>> perform the same function as the current postscripts in R-hdf5 but
>> among other things, uses existing paths.
>> I've attached a patch for the spec file for R-hdf5 that uses
>> /usr/lib/rpm/R-make-search-index.sh instead of what it's currently
>> doing that's causing errors. I also added a require for R-core, since
>> /usr/lib/rpm/R-make-search-index.sh is provided by R-core.
>> If it's deemed acceptable would it possible to get this patch
>> incorporated and get a new build pushed out?
>> Thanks!
> Nice work Aaron.  Do you have an account on bugzilla.redhat.com?  If
> so, that would be the appropriate place to file this request (against
> Fedora and EPEL).
> Hopefully the owner will see your message here though as well.
> Ray
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