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Re: [atomic-devel] Documenting "rpm-ostree override"

On 05/17/2018 03:38 PM, Chris Negus wrote:
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On 05/17/2018 11:04 AM, Chris Negus wrote:
Thanks. I added a write-up of "rpm-ostree override" to the Atomic Install
and Config guide (currently in QA). I'd be glad for any comments:


The changes for `rpm-ostree override` look good, but I noticed that
earlier in that chapter I noticed that we are still telling folks to use
`ostree admin undeploy` and `ostree admin cleanup`.  While those
commands still work, it is preferred to use `rpm-ostree cleanup`.

You can pass in various flags to the `cleanup` command to affect how it

    -b, --base            Clear temporary files; will leave deployments
    -p, --pending         Remove pending deployment
    -r, --rollback        Remove rollback deployment
    -m, --repomd          Delete cached rpm repo metadata

Thanks Micah. I removed the "ostree admin" commands and added several examples of "rpm-ostree cleanup" commands. Take a look (scroll up from the same link) and let me know if that looks okay. If so, and there are no other objections, I'll publish the new content.

Caught one small error:

"The -r option causes the pending deployment to be removed, while -r removes the rollback deployment"

The first "-r" should be "-p"

-- Chris Negus

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On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 3:51 PM, Chris Negus <cnegus redhat com> wrote:
In the wake of James Mills' excellent article on replacing docker in
(https://access.redhat.com/solutions/3414221), I realized we had missed
documenting "rpm-ostree override" in the RHEL Atomic user docs. I'll
to that article, but I want to add some new content as well.

As I've played around with rpm-ostree override, a few questions have come

* Can someone suggest a good package to use to override an Atomic package
in the base system? Each package I try fails with some dependency issues
don't know how to get around.

Hmm, interesting -- can you share an example? Remember you'll want to
pass it all the related packages.
Any leaf package is easy for demo purposes. E.g. strace is probably a good
Though a more realistic example is probably more convincing. If you
don't want to copy the docker one, maybe openssh?
I just tried this here:

rpm-ostree override replace openssh-7.4p1-15.el7.x86_64.rpm

We've also done some work upstream recently to fully support systemd
and kernel replacements.

* Must a base system package always be removed before it is replaced?

Nope, the `override replace` operation will take care of that.

* Is there a proper way to back out, if you decide you want to go back to
the original packages?

For specific packages: `override reset $pkg1 $pkg2 ...`
To clear *all* overrides: `override reset --all`

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