[Rpm-maint] RPM 4.13.0-alpha released

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 10:18:41 UTC 2015

On 24 July 2015 at 13:48, Florian Festi <ffesti at redhat.com> wrote:
> Time to wrap things up and stabilize all that changes to a new release.
> There are two big new features that we hope to get feedback on:
>  * Boolean (aka "Rich") Dependencies
>  * File triggers
> Beside that there are many other fixes, improvements and cleanups.
> For download information and further details, see the draft release
> notes: http://rpm.org/wiki/Releases/4.13.0
> On behalf of the rpm-team,


rpm-4.13 is stricter about multiple (classic package) triggers:
"error: line 320: Trigger fired by the same package is already defined
in spec file: %triggerpostun -- initscripts < 8.88-5"

This is caused by this which worked fine until now:

%triggerpostun -- initscripts <= 4.72

%triggerpostun -- initscripts <= 8.38-2

Here I can safely kill very old triggers.
But there's obviously real cases where we might want to have two
similar triggers, only differing by the version that trigger it.
(eg: fixing a 1st issue when upgrading to distro N to N+2, and fixing
another one when upgrading from distro N+1 to N+2)

This is due to this commit:

This is breaking existing packages
Why imposing this limit?
Why would it be OK for file triggers but not for package triggers?
Do we really want to enforce at rpm level the fact that some distro
only support upgrading from version N to version N+1?

I suggest we revert that commit (& adjust http://rpm.org/wiki/Releases/4.13.0)

See you

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