On Mon, 2019-03-04 at 08:47 +0100, Miroslav Suchý wrote:
> Dne 04. 03. 19 v 7:36 Richard W.M. Jones napsal(a):
> > Why is the --setopt parameter needed?  Couldn't that be based on
> > $releasever?
> For the record - we are speaking about:
>   --setopt=module_platform_id=platform:f30
> I spoke to DNF team and:
>   * there is no definition of platform_id
>   * while it seams that it can be constructed from $RELEASEVER, there is no 
> guarantee that it will be this way in future
> (even soft gurantee, i.e. there is no documentation)
>   * it is only defined that module_platform_id is derived from PLATFORM_ID 
> from /etc/os-release
>   * that package we get only after upgrade
>   * but for the upgrade we need new PLATFORM_ID
>   * DNF cannot construct it, because the construction method is not defined
> ... and circle is closed. So yes, we need it until there will be 
> documentation how to derive PLATFORM_ID of (next) release.

Well, we have had a bug open on this for some time - at least, as I
understand it, they're the same:


which suggests that this is intended to be a fix for it:


though it seems like it may not exactly be complete...

It would be good if DNF team could clarify this, because if they are
expecting that this will stay as-is and people will need to explicitly
specify the module_platform_id on upgrade, we are gonna need to have a
conversation about that and, if it sticks, update the documentation and
also ensure GNOME Software DTRT for graphical upgrades.
Adam Williamson
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