Is RPM now stricter about checking for file conflicts?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Sun Oct 28 00:49:49 UTC 2012

John5342 wrote:
> Just a wild stab in the dark. Would the UsrMove (specifically the change
> from an actual folder to a symlink) cause a conflict? The Fedora packages
> don't own the folders since they are owned by the filesystem package
> anyway but the external packages could be owning the folders even though
> they ate now symlinks. Just a guess though.

There's indeed UsrMove, but RPM itself also became stricter at verifying 
file/directory conflicts; in particular, different permissions for a 
directory are now considered a conflict.

That said, the issue is really that the broken upstream packages are trying 
to own system directories, which is very very broken. That needs to be fixed 
by Google resp. Oracle.

        Kevin Kofler

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