[CentOS-devel] Packages dropping out of modules

Mon Feb 17 14:37:18 UTC 2020
Alexander Bokovoy <abokovoy at redhat.com>

On ma, 17 helmi 2020, Paul Clifford wrote:
>On 14/02/2020 14:28, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
>>I think both of these builds belong to idm:DL1, just to two different
>>module builds. There are other packages from idm:DL1 module stream that
>>are duplicated.
>>Module build 253: https://koji.mbox.centos.org/koji/builds?tagID=488
>>Module build 265: https://koji.mbox.centos.org/koji/builds?tagID=513
>As far as I can see the RPMs from older builds are kept in the CentOS 
>repositories but the associated module metadata isn't.
>For example, you can see both softhsm packages from the above builds in:
>But the "modules" file currently pointed to by repomd.xml only 
>contains metadata for build 265 (search for "stream: DL1"):
>I don't think there's any other way for dnf to tell that an RPM is 
>part of a module before downloading it, but currently each time a 
>module build is published it appears to push the previous version out 
>of the "modules" repository metadata.
>This leads to the current behaviour where disabling a module only 
>hides RPMs from the latest module build, and earlier versions "leak 
>out" into transactions, eg:
>  $ sudo dnf -y module disable go-toolset
>  ...
>  $ sudo dnf install golang
>  (incorrectly offers to install package from previous module build)

Looks like a real issue to track in dnf/compositor code?

/ Alexander Bokovoy
Sr. Principal Software Engineer
Security / Identity Management Engineering
Red Hat Limited, Finland