RPM package rules¶
Naming and events conventions¶
Each package name MUST be composed of
- a prefix, corresponding to the product name: nethserver-, neth-, ….
- the feature/function/daemon/software: base, directory, httpd-admin …
Each package MUST contain:
<packagename>-updateevent, raised each time the package is installed/updated
- and when the system is re-configured (for instance, after another package has been uninstalled)
The update event should:
- configure the package on first install
- take care of upgrading current installation in case of package update
You should not add code in %post and %pre sections of the spec file.
All the logic must be inside the
Each package MAY contain:
<packagename>-saveevent, raised by the console or the web interface to adjust the package configuration after some DB value has changed;
<packagename>-confaction, to execute package-specific configuration commands. This action MUST be invoked during the
For example, given a package named nethserver-dnsmasq:
- update event:
- save event:
- configuration action:
Just after a package transaction (install/update), the NethServer yum plugin will:
- execute all nethserver-update-<package>: events of installed/updated packages in the current transaction
runlevel-adjustevent to start/stop all configured services
firewall-adjustevent to open/close firewall ports
In case of manual installation , the update, firewall-adjust and
runlevel-adjust events must be fired manually using the
After a package is removed, the NethServer yum plugin will:
- execute all nethserver-update-package event of installed packages
- execute runlevel-adjust event to start/stop all configured services
- execute firewall-adjust event to open/close firewall ports
A service package is an RPM which is responsible for a system service configuration and management. The package must follow all rules listed above plus some more conventions.
Configuration DB default¶
- type: service
- status: the current service status, can be enabled or disabled
- TCPPort: a tcp listening port
- UDPPort: a udp listening port
- TCPPorts: a list of tcp listen ports. Eg: 123,678
- UDPPorts: a list of udp listen ports. Eg: 123,678
For example, the package nethserver-puppet managing the service puppet will contain:
Beside this, each packge MUST always declare its own set of keys and properties inside default databases.
Events and actions¶
nethserver-base package provides two generic events:
runlevel-adjust: enable/disable the service using chkconfig command and start/stop the service
firewall-adjust: read TCPPort(s) and UDPPort(s) props and open the specified ports in the firewall configuration
Both events are handled by the system, so there is no need to link these events into the package.
During runlevel-adjust event, the system will stop any orphan service. A orphan service is a running service not controlled by any nethserver-package. A service is an orphan if there is a service record in configuration db, and there is no db defaults (in /etc/e-smith/db/configuration/defaults).