A couple of requests for FC-6

Jan Pazdziora jpazdziora at redhat.com
Tue Sep 19 09:17:08 UTC 2006

On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 11:29:50AM -0400, Robin Norwood wrote:
> >
> > However: what happens if the user was upgrading from older perls and
> > still has some (presumably nonstandard) modules in these paths? Will
> > the %post somehow move them to newer directories?
> I'm not really sure how that would work - has this been done in the
> past?

Not to my knowledge. It was just an idea.

>	It would be tricky in the first place to tell which ones are
> 'nonstandard' - I guess 'not owned by an rpm, and wouldn't be copied
> over a file owned by an rpm' would be a good heuristic to start with.

Yes. By the time you have 5.8.8 perl rpm installed, all the rpm-based
modules should have been upgraded (via dependencies) from 5.8.[34].

> That seems a little bit more magic than is healthy for a %post script.
> OTOH, I'd rather not break everyone's perl modules.

Sounds like a sane approach.

Jan Pazdziora
RHN Sustaining Engineering, Red Hat

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