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Re: [opensuse-factory] Purge-kernels.service not working anymore
  • From: Andrei Dziahel <develop7@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:19:51 +0300
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Couldn't help it but mention purge-kernels.service doesn't work on
it's own too because it has plain `zypper` in Exec stanza instead of
`zypper --non-interactive` per zypper's own error message in the
journal (see

On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 6:08 PM Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar
<dimstar@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Fri, 2020-01-24 at 16:00 +0100, Andreas Prittwitz wrote:

but is not mentioned in the zypper.spec here

Shouldn't the spec file contain a

Requires: /usr/lib/systemd/system/purge-kernels.service

or something similar like the package name?

No - zypper should not require that service. In fact, the plan is for
the base pattern to recommend the service to be present (it's imho not
a hard require on a system)

BUT: we faced a problem with the sequence things happen: during boot
up, that service fires up at the same time the KDE session might start
and the updater applet check for updates. And since PK and zypper never
liked each other being run at the same time, PK will simply 'yell' with
a big warning. The KDE Team is currently busy adjusting the
notificiatin appled for KDE to be less intrusive in the case of the
(expectable) database lock [0]

Once this fix is ready, the purge-kernels-service will be added as
recommends to the base patterns.



Andrei Dziahel
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