Ownership of /usr/lib/rpm/fileattrs

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at in.waw.pl
Sat Oct 17 00:08:25 UTC 2015


On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 03:06:01PM -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> Various packages now install files into /usr/lib/rpm/fileattrs for use when
> building rpms.  Currently that directory is owned by:
> 
> rpm-build-4.13.0-0.rc1.4.fc23.x86_64
> javapackages-tools-4.6.0-6.fc23.noarch
> 
> Of the various packages on my machine that install files there:
> 
> gstreamer1-1.6.0-2.fc23.x86_64
> javapackages-tools-4.6.0-6.fc23.noarch
> kde-settings-23-7.fc23.noarch
> nodejs-0.10.36-4.fc23.x86_64
> perl-generators-1.06-1.fc23.noarch
> python3-cups-1.9.72-2.fc23.x86_64
> redhat-rpm-config-36-1.fc23.noarch
> rpm-build-4.13.0-0.rc1.4.fc23.x86_64
> rpm-mpi-hooks-3-2.fc23.noarch
> 
> only rpm-mpi-hooks requires rpm-build for directory ownership, while
> javapackages-tools takes the route of owning the directory.  However, I'd
> rather rpm-mpi-hooks not require rpm-build as it's not really necessary other
> than for this directory.  The simple thing I think would be for rpm to own the
> directory.  Does that seem reasonable?
+1 to not having dependencies on non-trivial packages for the sake
of directory ownership.

Zbyszek


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