[OE-core] [RFC PATCH 0/6] Fix first boot deferral and postinst error reporting

Alexander Kanavin alexander.kanavin at linux.intel.com
Mon Jan 8 12:45:42 UTC 2018

This patchset is aiming to fix long-standing problems with package post-installation

1) The way to defer them to first boot is to issue 'exit 1'. On the other hand,
'exit 1' is also the way to indicate an error in the script. The patches decouple
these two things.

2) Scriptlets should be executed using '-e', otherwise failing commands in
the middle of the scriptlet will not be reported as such.

3) The patchset also adds a convenient shortcut for deferring scriptlets to
first boot execution:

pkg_postinst_ontarget_PACKAGENAME() {
      # Actions to carry out on the device go here

Please review the following changes for suitability for inclusion. If you have
any objections or suggestions for improvement, please respond to the patches. If
you agree with the changes, please provide your Acked-by.

The following changes since commit 205cfd702190026e64eed9cae27c05ff62d1637e:

  bitbake: fetch2/__init__: Disable pseudo in runfetchcmd() (2018-01-08 08:48:54 +0000)

are available in the Git repository at:

  git://git.yoctoproject.org/poky-contrib akanavin/dnf-rpm4-postinst-fix

Alexander Kanavin (6):
  postinst_intercepts: add a delay_to_first_boot hook
  meta/lib/oe/rootfs.py: separate first boot deferral logic into a
    separate function
  meta/lib/oe/rootfs.py: do not execute defer_to_first_boot when
    processing postinst_intercept hooks
  package.bbclass: add support for pkg_postinst_ontarget()
  meta/lib/oe/package_manager.py: deprecate 'exit 1' as a way to defer
    to first boot
  package_rpm.bbclass: run pre/post installation scriptlets using sh -e

 .../recipes-test/postinst/postinst_1.0.bb          | 14 ++------
 meta/classes/package.bbclass                       | 20 +++++++++++
 meta/classes/package_rpm.bbclass                   |  8 ++---
 meta/lib/oe/package_manager.py                     |  3 ++
 meta/lib/oe/rootfs.py                              | 39 +++++++++++++---------
 scripts/postinst-intercepts/delay_to_first_boot    |  2 ++
 6 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 scripts/postinst-intercepts/delay_to_first_boot


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