Bug 681540

Summary: Using %attr on a directory is does not work correctly if done after %defattr
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Bill Pemberton <wfp5p>
Component: rpmAssignee: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 14CC: charlieb-fedora-bugzilla, dshaw, ffesti, jnovy, pmatilai, ru
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OS: Linux   
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: 803623 805271 (view as bug list) Environment:
Last Closed: 2012-03-03 11:58:56 EST Type: ---
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Description Flags
spec file to demonstrate %defattr/%attr proble none

Description Bill Pemberton 2011-03-02 09:22:56 EST
Created attachment 481875 [details]
spec file to demonstrate %defattr/%attr proble

Description of problem:

The permissions defined by %attr will not get set correctly if the %attr comes after a %defattr.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This worked up to Fedora 12, fails in 13, 14, and rawhide.

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1) build the attatched .spec file
2) run rpmls -l on the resulting rpm
Actual results:
drwxrwxr-x  nobody   nobody   /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody
drwxr-xr-x  nobody   nobody   /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody2

Expected results:
drwxrwxr-x  nobody   nobody   /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody
drwxrwxr-x  nobody   nobody   /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody2

Additional info: 
attached is very simple spec file to demonstrate.
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2011-03-25 04:53:03 EDT
Ack, this is a regression originating from fixing bug 515685.

Thanks for the report + reproducer.
Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2011-06-07 02:50:39 EDT
*** Bug 711226 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2011-06-28 06:20:03 EDT
Fixed upstream now.
Comment 4 David Shaw 2011-07-12 15:29:12 EDT
Is this bug the reason for this on F14? (from the filesystem RPM):

# ls -lad /root
dr-xr-x---. 5 root root 4096 May 10 22:12 /root

You'd expect root to have write permissions on its own home directory.
Comment 5 Panu Matilainen 2011-07-13 02:30:12 EDT
That's what the filesystem spec asks for:
%attr(550,root,root) /root

So it appears intentional, git blame points to bug 517575 for the origin of that change. So not related to this bug.
Comment 6 Panu Matilainen 2012-03-03 11:58:56 EST
Oh well, never got around to fix this in F14 before EOL but it is fixed in F15 and later.
Comment 7 Charlie Brady 2012-03-20 14:39:29 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)

> Expected results:
> drwxrwxr-x  nobody   nobody   /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody
> drwxrwxr-x  nobody   nobody   /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody2

This problem apparently exists in RHEL6:

bash-4.1$ rpm -qlvp rpms/RPMS/i686/rpmtest-0.1-1.el6.i686.rpm
drwxrwxr-x    2 nobody  nobody                      0 Mar 20 14:35 /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody
drwxr-xr-x    2 nobody  nobody                      0 Mar 20 14:35 /var/cache/rpmtest/nobody2
bash-4.1$ rpm -q rpm
bash-4.1$ uname -r
Comment 8 Ryan Uber 2013-01-09 22:19:49 EST
This issue persists in RHEL 6.3
Comment 9 Charlie Brady 2013-01-09 22:30:31 EST
(In reply to comment #3)

> Fixed upstream now.

That's not very helpful to us.(In reply to comment #6)

> Oh well, never got around to fix this in F14 before EOL but it is fixed in
> F15 and later.

Neither is that. :-)
Comment 10 Charlie Brady 2013-01-09 22:32:40 EST
(In reply to comment #3)

> Fixed upstream now.

If you can identify *where* it is fixed upstream, we can perhaps develop a patch for rpm-4.8.0.
Comment 11 Panu Matilainen 2013-01-10 01:40:36 EST
This is a bug for EOL Fedora version. The RHEL 6.x counterpart is being tracked in bug 730473 in case you've forgotten...