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

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Thu Oct 19 23:38:43 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 12:38:25PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis (fedora at leemhuis.info) said: 
> > I strongly agree with the last sentence. Should we write it somewhere
> > into the policies that %pre/%post script should never print stuff?

Yes. But that means filing a bug against glibc for visibly restarting
ssh for example.

> Honestly, I thought it was already part of the policies. %pre/%post
> can not be interactive.

I think this is already strongly deprecated at the pure rpm level. We
could add a note on this in the guide, but it shouldn't suggest we
really ever had another choice. :)

Just as a side note: It's been a debate for several years now that
dpkg allows licenses to be displayed in non-batch mode, and that rpm
only has batch mode and thus no means for licenses to be
displayed. Not that it's actually a drawback.

In general most higher level rpm tool assume output on stderr/stdout
from rpm packages to be an error and present it that way.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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