|| ||rPath Update Announcements <announce-noreply-AT-rpath.com>|
|| ||rPUA-2006-0171-1 conary conary-build conary-policy
|| ||Tue, 19 Sep 2006 18:59:43 -0400|
rPath Update Advisory: 2006-0171-1
Products: rPath Linux 1
Conary 1.0.31 is a maintenance release.
o Conary now restarts itself after updating critical conary
components (currently, that consists of conary). Hooks have
been added for other components using the conary api to specify
other troves as critical. Also, hooks have been added for other
components to specify a trove to update last. (CNY-805, CNY-808)
o Conary now warns the user about operations that would create
label conflicts - that is when an operation would cause two
different branches of development for a single trove to end up
with the same trailing label. Since most conary operations are
label-based, such label conflicts can be confusing to work with
and are almost never desireable - except in those few cases
where they are necessary. (CNY-796)
o The conary repository client now retries when a DNS lookup of a
server hostname fails with a "temporary failure in name
o The getFileContents() and getFileVersions() server side calls
have been optimized for faster execution.
o The SQL query in getTroveList() has been sped up by a 3-5x factor.
o The dbstore interface now has support for executemany().
o Inserts into local database now use executemany().
o Several SQL queries have been updated for PostgreSQL compatibility.
Build (cvc) Changes:
o The cvc add command no longer assumes files it doesn't know to
be binary are text files; there are lists for both binary and
text types, and files which are added which aren't in either
list need to be added with --text or --binary. (CNY-838)
o A cvc set command has been added to change files between binary
and text mode for files in source components.
o The cvc diff command no longer tries to display the contents of
autosource files. (CNY-866)
o The cvc annotate command no longer displays pathIds in the error
message for the specified path not being included in the source
trove. It displays the path name instead.
o The cvc annotate command now gives an error when it is run on a
o A cvc refresh command has been added. It allows you to request
that cvc fetch new upstream versions of files referenced by
URL. Thanks to Pavel Volkovitskiy for the initial implementation
of this feature. (CNY-743)
o The cvc newpkg command and the PackageSpec policy now disallow
certain potentially confusing characters in trove names. (CNY-842)
o The PythonSetup() build action has been modified to be more
consistent with other build actions. The setupName paramater
has been added, which can specify a command to run (defaults to
"setup.py"). The first argument, similar to Configure(), passes
arguments to the command being specified by setupName. (CNY-355)
o The cvc commit command now recognizes .html, .css, .kid, and .cfg
as extensions that identify text files. (CNY-891)
o The PythonSetup build action has been modified to make it clearer
what its dir and rootDir options specify. (CNY-328)
o Conary commands no longer perform an unnecessary database check
on the local system. (CNY-571)
o A bug that could allow conary to consider a no-op update as an
install (and could result in tracebacks in some situations)
has been fixed. (CNY-845)
o If you've made a local modification to a package and then try to
downgrade it later, Conary will now downgrade included components
as well. (CNY-836)
o The error message produced by the cvc cook command when a source
component exists on multiple branches with the same trailing
label has been improved. (CNY-714)
o Error handling when manipulating entitlements via XML-RPC has
been improved. (CNY-692)
o The usage message displayed when running the conary changeset
command has been corrected. (CNY-864)
o Conary no longer tracebacks when a disconnected cook tries to
load a superclass. Conary also gives better messages when the
loaded recipe has a traceback. Thanks to David Coulthart for
the core of this patch. (CNY-518, CNY-713)
o A bug in soname dependency scoring has been fixed. Dependency
scoring when multiple sonames were being scored would simply
use the value of the last soname, instead of the cumulative
score. Note that the dependencies that did not match at all
would still return as not matching, so this bug only affected
Conary's ability to select the best match.
o A bug in architecture dependency scoring has been fixed.
Matching architectures are now counted as having a positive
value, so that when performing dependency resolution on an
x86_64 machine, troves that have flavor is: x86_64 x86 will be
preferred to those with flavor is: x86.
o The PythonSetup command ignored any C compiler macros that had
been set. The template has been changed to use them in the same
way that Configure() uses them; as environment variables.
o The warning message produced when r.Replace() refuses to modify
a non-regular file now includes the path, as intended. (CNY-844)
o A traceback that occurred when a resolveLevel 2 update resulted
in a component being erased has been fixed. (CNY-879)
o Conary now works around a possible threading deadlock when
exceptions are raised in Threading.join(). The bug is in the
standard Python threading library, and is fixed in 2.4.3. Conary
will use a workaround when running under older versions of
o Checks have been added to the XML-RPC transport system to see if
an abort has been requested while waiting for a response from the
server. This allows the main thread to terminate the changeset
download thread if it is waiting for an XML-RPC response from
the server. (CNY-795)
o A bug in Conary's handling of an unusual case when multiple files
being installed share the same content, and one of the files
has been erased locally has been fixed.
o A traceback that occurred when a manually removed file switches
packages during an update has been fixed. (CNY-869)
o When you remove a file and replace it with a directory, Conary
now treats it as a removal. (CNY-872)
o Conary's OpenPGP implementation now dynamically uses RIPEMD if
it is available from PyCrpyto. Some PyCrypto builds don't
include RIPEMD hash support. (CNY-868)
o A bug that allowed merging changesets with conflicting file
contents for configuration files with the same pathId has
been fixed. Applying the resulting merged changeset caused
Conary Policy: The conary-policy package has been updated, and
conary-policy 1.0.9 has been released concurrently.
o The AutoDoc policy now includes LICENSE.txt and NOTICE.txt files,
since those names are common in Java packages. (CNP-29)
o The NonMultilibComponent policy now considers only files, not
o The NormalizeInitscriptContents policy now ignores directories.
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