Review queue/FESCo after the merge

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Fri Nov 16 19:24:19 UTC 2007

On Fri, 16 Nov 2007, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> Nicolas Mailhot (nicolas.mailhot at said:
>>> scriptlets should be allowed to fail when the failure is catastrophic
>>> enough. What that is, I'm not sure.
>> scriptlets should be allowed to fail when the benefits of failing
>> (fixing packages) outweigh the cost of failure (killing transactions for
>> lots of users). Since so far the only documented failure was in rawhide
>> (at a time I doubt rawhide was perfectly installable anyway) I question
>> the need to hide this particular failure.
> Not all scriptlets abort the transaction anyways, as I recall. %post
> certainly doesn't. So, maybe it should just be %pre shouldn't fail.

No scriptlet will abort the transaction, just the package with failing 
scriptlet will have its install/upgrade/remove will be aborted.

"We brake for nobody" ;)

 	- Panu -

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