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

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Thu Oct 19 23:43:13 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 01:38 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> 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.

only b/c we have no other choice.

If we could get rpm to be silent and have all of the messages (stderr or
stdout) be presented back to us as part of the callback I think most of
us would be quite happy. If only b/c it would mean we would then have
the option of echoing it back to the user, saving it to a log or both.


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