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

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Thu Jul 5 20:13:59 UTC 2007

On Thursday 05 July 2007 16:15:02 Michael Thomas wrote:
> 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.

Often it's not about whether it will be installed or not, but rather it's 
about whether it will be installed /before/ your %pre/%post script is ran if 
the packages are in the same transaction (IE installer or big upgrades).

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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