Bug 143583

Summary: New fix in glibc breaks rpm functionality
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Pauline Middelink <middelink>
Component: glibcAssignee: Jakub Jelinek <jakub>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 3.0CC: drepper
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Description Pauline Middelink 2004-12-22 10:49:45 EST
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Description of problem:
From the changelog:
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* Wed Oct 06 2004 Jakub Jelinek <jakub@redhat.com> 2.3.2-95.28
- fix glob on dangling symlinks

This fix kills the notion of having a glob in a spec file for a
directory with files. In case of compiling redhat-config-netboot, but
there are many others, a link is placed in /usr/bin pointing to a file
which is not included in this package (consolehelper). In the past
this was valid, not anymore since the glob no longer sees the
dangeling link.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glibc-2.3.2-95.30

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install before mentioned glibc
2. rpmbuild --rebuild -b redhat-config-netboot
    

Actual Results:  rpm packaging error.

Expected Results:  rpm package with the dangling link into place

Additional info:

Running the exact same steps on a system which is totally upgraded
EXCEPT glibc results in the expected package. Problem lays in
interaction rpm vs glibc
Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2004-12-22 16:49:12 EST
The change is correct and necessary.  If .spec files have problems they need to
be fixed.