[ANNOUNCE] D-Bus 1.0 RC 2 (0.94) released

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at redhat.com
Sat Oct 14 15:23:38 PDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 17:49 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 14:52 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> > This release adds a dbus-uuidgen binary which packagers should run in
> > their post scripts.
> This is broken. It breaks at least livecd, stateless, OLPC and other use
> cases where you never run things such as %post on the machine that boots
> the OS. The fix is easy though: the bus needs to run this on start-up
> and cache it in a file somewhere for future use.
> (Oh, btw, count yourself lucky that I decided to spare you of my rant of
> how things like %post et. al in package management is broken in the
> first place and leads to hard-to-maintain operating systems and subtle
> bugs on up- and down-grades. But that is a harder problem to solve.)

I feel so lucky ;-) To be sure LiveCD's/OLPC should special case this
and deal with generating the uuid on first run.

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>

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