Bug 1005529 - rpmbuild failed link to dir
rpmbuild failed link to dir
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-09-08 02:43 EDT by Knut J BJuland
Modified: 2013-09-09 02:48 EDT (History)
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Description Knut J BJuland 2013-09-08 02:43:29 EDT
Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download latest oracle java and timeupdate
2. download http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/java/java-1.7.0-oracle-
3. rpmbuild -bb java-1.7.0-oracle.spec

Actual results:

Not a directory: /home/knutjbj/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/java-1.7.0-oracle-
    Not a directory: /home/knutjbj/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/java-1.7.0-oracle-

Expected results:
Should build as I have build it on Fedora 19 before without altering Spec file

Additional info:
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2013-09-09 02:48:59 EDT
(In reply to Knut J BJuland from comment #0)
> Expected results:
> Should build as I have build it on Fedora 19 before without altering Spec
> file

The expectation is correct only as long as the former behavior (and the spec) was correct to begin with - similarly to compilers becoming stricter over time and refusing to compile code that older versions did. The issue here is that the spec specifies two symlinks to be directories (ie there's a trailing slash in %files):


Rpm has previously ignored use of trailing slash and %dir on non-directory, but this can lead to silent packaging mistakes when upstream changes things between versions etc. So rpm >= 4.11 requires directory entries in %files to actually be directories in the buildroot.

NOTABUG, the spec simply has a minor thinko in it, easily fixed:

@@ -690,8 +690,8 @@
 %config(noreplace) %{_jvmdir}/%{jredir}/lib/security/javafx.policy
 %ghost %{_jvmdir}/%{jredir}/lib/security/local_policy.jar
 %ghost %{_jvmdir}/%{jredir}/lib/security/US_export_policy.jar

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