[Fedora-packaging] Draft: Init Scripts

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Tue Feb 27 17:42:43 UTC 2007

Bill Nottingham wrote :

> Matthias Saou (thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net) said: 
> > Hehe, but you're thinking in terms of today's rpm. Discussing stuff
> > with Jeff at the FOSDEM this week-end, he already has a way of dealing
> > with this well known limitation, which (from what I've understood) would
> > basically be a "pre everything" approach. A similar "post everything"
> > approach and a little magic could also nicely solve the icon caches,
> > mime types, menus etc. performance problems.
> Well, the approach I posted was what happens *with* pre-transaction
> syscalls, as they were implemented by Jeff. What needs to happen is
> that the pre-transaction stuff needs to run before the transaction
> is even computed, which makes it messy.

Not "pre transaction", but "pre everything" indeed. He mentioned that
the idea was to fix exactly this scenario (from what I understood), but
I didn't catch the details.

Anyway, "not anytime soon" still stands, and even includes "never" ;-)


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