still UsrMove problems and wrong PATH in openssh

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Wed Oct 31 16:45:17 UTC 2012

On 10/31/2012 11:47 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> it is REALLY bad make UsrMove and HRADCODE /bin:/sbin
> in PATH of openssh, this results in packages built
> with "rpmbuild" having Requires: /bin/perl as example
> in my opinion "rpmbuild" should know about the change
> and fix implicit Requires: /bin and Requires: /sbin

But they're not implicit. As I've said in the bug(s) already, rpm 
doesn't invent paths, it generates dependencies based on the file 
contents: if a script has #!/bin/perl through whatever means (ie 
hardcoded or generated), /bin/perl is what you get as a dependency. And 
rpm can't do the damnest thing about it: it doesn't know whether some 
arbitrary path is intentional or not, it doesn't know what distro you're 
actually building a package for, AND trying to "fix" paths with eg 
realpath() would result in all sorts of other breakage: eg 
/sbin/ldconfig is what glibc provides, not /usr/sbin/ldconfig.

As also said in one of the bugs: the simple solution is to fix your 
build environment. You dont even need the openssh fix for that. Rpm 
builds are only reproducible given identical environment, and there are 
countless things that can differ between personal accounts on different 
hosts, the best way to ensure sane build environment in Fedora-land is 
to build the packages in mock.

	- Panu -

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