Error output from rpm pre/post scripts (was Re: Florian La Roche please stop mass filing bugs)

Michael Thomas wart at
Thu Jul 5 20:15:02 UTC 2007

Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Thursday 05 July 2007, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Florian La Roche wrote:
>>> The error output is a real bug, so just closing this is not very
>>> good.
>> I agree that its a bug. However as said the scriptlet recipe was changed
>> from checking to not checking, I'm sure this was discussed and there were
>> reasons. So lets first discuss this with the people who made this change.
> Well, I don't remember if I was involved in that, but if we don't want the 
> scriptlet to fail and don't want to display the error output (no matter 
> whether it's because of a missing executable or some other error running it), 
> dunno if checking first adds any value.
> Not adding the dependency is there because it'd pull in GTK to non-GTK setups 
> for no gain.  This is fine and should be preserved, but actually, I think the 
> snippet/guideline should be changed so that the Requires(post) and 
> Requires(postun) dependencies *should* be added in cases where the packaged 
> app requires GTK itself anyway, and left out just like currently if it 
> doesn't.  Opinions?

What about adding 'Requires(post): coreutils' to bring in 'touch' for
the gtk+ icon cache scriptlet:

It seems excessive to me, because I can't imagine a situation where
coreutils would not get installed.  But I also haven't looked that
closely at the dependency tree either.


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