This plugin for RPM prevents the system to enter shutdown, sleep
or idle mode while there is a rpm transaction running to prevent
system corruption that can occur if the transaction is
interrupted by a reboot.
This is achieved by using the inhibit DBUS interface of systemd.
The call is roughly equivalent to executing
systemd-inhibit --mode=block --what=idle:sleep:shutdown --who=RPM--why="Transaction running"
See systemd-inhibit(1) for the details of this mechanism.
It is strongly advised to have the plugin installed on all
systemd based systems.
For the plugin to work systemd has to be used as init system and
though the DBUS system bus must be available. If the plugin
cannot access the interface it gives a warning but does not stop
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14 Apr 2016 RPM-SYSTEMD-INHIBIT(8)