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Re: Install sequencing

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Mark Hatle wrote:

> James Olin Oden wrote:
> > You can have only one, the problem was that at one point it expected the
> > file to be a certain size of more.  To work around this I create a 
> > manifest with some leading comments to make it that exact size:
> > 
> > 	# 96 bytes (at least) of fabulous comments due to:
> > 	#
> > 	#   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=89006
> > 	#
> Interesting.. never dawned on me that it would be a min-length bug.. 
> Time to double check my helper scripts.. :P
> > 
> > And kernel installs have to go in seperate transaction...sigh.  librpm 
> > supports this, but I have not moved to it yet.
> That may be a Red Hat limitation.  It definatly is not true for the 
> distro I work with.
Let me rephrase that, they don't "have to" they should.  The reason is 
at least two fold:

	1) If you upgrade a kernel and/or its modules, you will not have 
	   the older kernel to fall back on should the kernel not work on
	   your box.
	2) In the same way once the old kernel goes away from that time to 
	   when you reboot the box with the new kernel, bad things will 
	   happen if the kernel decides it needs to load a module, that 
	   will no longer be there to load (I have never tested this, it 
	   seemed like the path of woe (-;).

 > >>(yes I have hit max argument length before.. real pain..)
> >>
> > 
> > Seems to not be a problem with latest versions of bash, but I too have  
> > seen this on other OS's so I program defensively.
> (Use RPM on cygwin some time.. windows has a very VERY short max command 
> line length..)
Yes it does (-;

BTW, has anybody ported rpm 4.3 to cygwin.  Just curious?

> --Mark
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