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Re: Upgrade from old X packages with /usr/X11R6/bin/mkfontdir in %postun



Matthias Saou wrote:
Hi,

I just ran "yum update" on an FC4 machine to bring it up to date with
Rawhide to do some testing and ran into a few quirks.

One was VNC's scriplet :
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=179849

Then, much more tricky... not sure if it's even worth bugzilla'ing since
it's clearly a dead end :-(

Removing  : fonts-xorg-ISO8859-15-100dpi ##################### [708/835]
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.7625: line 3: /usr/X11R6/bin/mkfontdir: No such file or
directory error: %postun(fonts-xorg-ISO8859-15-100dpi-6.8.2-1.noarch)
scriptlet failed, exit status 127

Removing  : fonts-xorg-75dpi             ##################### [655/835]
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.29316: line 3: /usr/X11R6/bin/mkfontdir: No such file or
directory error: %postun(fonts-xorg-75dpi-6.8.2-1.noarch) scriptlet
failed, exit status 127

For those packages' %postun, the stuff in /usr/X11R6/bin/ is obviously
gone now, so the failure is expected... and I can't think of any way to
sanely fix that.

The result is that those packages don't get erased from the local rpm
database...

Any brilliant ideas? (apart from symlinking stuff in /usr/X11R6/bin/ for
FC5...)

Yeah, that's kindof ugly.  The only foolproof way I can think of
handling this, is to have compatibility symlinks in the mkfontdir
package in /usr/X11R6/bin.

If anyone has alternative ideas for a reasonable solution though,
I'm open to ideas.  If nothing else comes up as a viable solution
however, I'll probably stick some backward compatible symlinks into
the packaging prior to FC5 though, as I think we do need to cover
this at least for a few OS releases.  Also, since FC is the basis
for RHEL, the back-compat stuff probably needs to stick around
longer than I'd prefer to have it stick around.  That can be handled
separately for RHEL though too..

Suggestions appreciated.
TIA

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