[Mageia-dev] RFC: Add versioned require in rpm on rpm-helper

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 11:20:29 CEST 2012

On 16 April 2012 11:18, Thomas Backlund <tmb at mageia.org> wrote:
>>>> As per an earlier mail on this list regarding apache during upgrade from
>>>> mga1 to mga2, it seems that rpm-helper may not get installed earlier
>>>> enough to do systemd transitions for services.
>>>> Does anyone have any objection to adding a versioned require on
>>>> rpm-helper in the rpm spec such that we know it'll be installed early
>>>> when doing a distro upgrade? Any problems with this approach?
>>> So assuming no one has any objections to this, I'll add it to rpm today.
>> That will work for urpmi that will upgrade rpm first before restarting
>> but not for installer that doesn't need restarting itself (since we do
>> not  use the system's urpmi).
> But AFAIK installer obeys rpm requires,


> so when it installs rpm, it will put rpm-helper in same transaction, wont it ?

Read again what I wrote: installer doesn't do any priority upgrade since
it doesn't need upgrading itself and doesn't use the installed system rpm/urpmi

> and since rpm is a priority package, it will be done in the beginning, wont
> it ?


>> A somewhat nicer fix would be to auto generate some
>> 'needs-systemd-aware-rpm-helper'
>> requires for packages providing systemd units, having rpm-helper
>> fulfil this provides
> Then we wouldn't need this.

Yes we do

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