Installing RPM's inside %post

Jos Vos jos at
Sun Jul 4 17:00:25 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 01:46:49PM -0300, Samir Cury wrote:

> I was having a problem when automating a software install via RPM, it is due
> to a python script that I run on %post that actually installs other RPMs,
> but it seems that for obvious reasons, when the script attempt to install
> the RPMs it fail because the lock is still there (the father RPM is still
> being installed) the install never goes on :

You just should not do (or want to do) this.

Add the needed rpm tpo as a "Required:" header in your spec file.

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