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Re: kernel posttrans and preun hooks for other packages



On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 06:51:49PM -0600, Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 02:17:16PM -0500, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 09:53 -0600, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > > DKMS would like to have the opportunity to run it's
> > > auto-rebuilder/installer after a new kernel RPM has been installed,
> > > without having to wait for a system restart to run it.  Likewise, when
> > > a kernel RPM is removed, it would like to be able to run to remove
> > > modules managed by it.
> > 
> > When we talked about this, I guess at FUDCon last year, didn't we end up
> > agreeing to have this stuff done from /sbin/new-kernel-pkg?  Keeping the
> > implementation of things in the kernel package itself simple is a good
> > thing and carrying around the explicit scripts in the kernel package's
> > scriptlets doesn't help there.
> 
> I can put it in /sbin/new-kernel-pkg, but need to extend that to be
> called in %posttrans then, which it isn't now.  %posttrans guarantees
> me it gets called after both kernel and kernel-devel are installed,
> when they're installed in the same transaction.

is there any reason why we can't just move %post to %posttrans?
Current %post contains:

#!/bin/sh
if [ `uname -i` == "x86_64" -o `uname -i` == "i386" ] &&
   [ -f /etc/sysconfig/kernel ]; then
  /bin/sed -i -e 's/^DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel-smp$/DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel/' /etc/sysconfig/kernel || exit $?
fi
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg --package kernel --mkinitrd --depmod --install 2.6.23.15-137.fc8 || exit $?
#if [ -x /sbin/weak-modules ]
#then
#    /sbin/weak-modules --add-kernel 2.6.23.15-137.fc8 || exit $?
#fi


-- 
Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux


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