[Fedora-packaging] Re: [Bug 203864] Review Request: tripwire - IDS

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Thu Oct 19 19:47:51 UTC 2006

On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 14:27:16 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> >>>>> "BN" == Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> writes:
> BN> Honestly, I thought it was already part of the
> BN> policies. %pre/%post can not be interactive.
> I thought "interactive" meant "accepting or expecting input".  I'm not
> sure that simple display of text is also forbidden.

Then let's make it "scriptlets can neither be interactive nor informative".

You cannot expect GUI tools to capture stdout/stderr output and display it
during or after installation/upgrade/removal of a package. In other words,
output is lost (if not logged in any place, which would be non-obvious).

Trying to give post-install instructions to a user via scriptlets is bad
habit. Should happen in README %doc files instead.

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