Ownership of /usr/lib/rpm/fileattrs

Florian Festi ffesti at redhat.com
Fri Oct 30 11:24:35 UTC 2015

On 10/16/2015 11:06 PM, 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?

I agree. While Petr is right from an purist POV practicality is what
counts here. Forcing all those packages to either require rpmbuild or
splitting out an devel-rpm sub package is not a good option. Having the
directory within rpm makes things work without any Requires:

I moved the directory over in rawhide (rpm-4.13.0-0.rc1.8.fc24). It is
probably a bit late for F23. Shall I clone the bug for
javapackages-tools, rpm-mpi-hooks, supermin-devel to get them adjusted
or can you take care of them on your own?



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