setup: problems with local install

Ken Brown
Wed Mar 7 21:53:00 GMT 2018

On 3/6/2018 1:47 PM, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 06/03/2018 15:18, Jon Turney wrote:
>> So yeah, I guess putting some complexity back in accessible() would 
>> work, or perhaps the attached?  (This doesn't do the right thing for a 
>> few packages, for reasons I'm still looking into...)
> To be specific it was doing the wrong thing for those few packages with 
> no source
>>   /* scan for local copies of package */
>> -void
>> +bool
>>   packagemeta::scan (const packageversion &pkg, bool mirror_mode)
>>   {
>> -  /* Already have something */
>> +  /* empty version */
>>     if (!pkg)
>> -    return;
>> +    return true;
> So, this needs to be 'return false', as the empty version is always 
> inaccessible, to get the same behaviour as before.

I've found another problem with local installs: If a package needs 
upgrading, then the chooser will offer the upgraded version for install, 
even if there's no archive available.  As a result, the current version 
will get uninstalled, and then setup will discover that it doesn't have 
the archive to install the new version.

The problem occurs because packagedb::defaultTrust() is called after 
ScanDownloadedFiles() has already done its work.  solution.update() and 
solution.trans2db() are called, and pkg->desired is set equal to an 
inaccessible version pv (which has been previously removed from 

I guess trans2db() should check that pv is in pkg->versions before 
acting on an install transaction for pv.  And then we also have to make 
sure to ignore the erase transaction for the current version of pkg.

Alternatively, can we just remove an inaccessible packageversion from 
the libsolv pool, or at at least just tell libsolv that we don't want to 
install it?


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