Bug 11095 - Bad exit status from ... %prep
Bad exit status from ... %prep
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
http://www.3ware.co.jp/ (sorry, Japan...
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Reported: 2000-04-28 09:56 EDT by C. Ray Ng
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-18 17:33:41 EDT
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Description C. Ray Ng 2000-04-28 09:56:57 EDT
When source tree includes symbolic link which points non-existent file
and its owner/group is not root, automatically generated script for prep
stage fails at chgrp line.

This bug can be resolved either adding h option to the chgrp command or
specifying "root.root" option to the chown command.  A patch I created is
attached below for your info.

diff -uNr rpm-3.0.2.orig/macros.in rpm-3.0.2/macros.in
--- rpm-3.0.2.orig/macros.in    Sat May 15 03:59:43 1999
+++ rpm-3.0.2/macros.in Fri Apr 28 21:07:55 2000
@@ -65,7 +65,7 @@
 # XXX fixowner, fixgroup, and fixperms are run at the end of hardcoded
 %_fixowner             [ `%{__id} -u` = '0' ] && %{__chown} -Rf root
-%_fixgroup             [ `%{__id} -u` = '0' ] && %{__chgrp} -Rf
+%_fixgroup             [ `%{__id} -u` = '0' ] && %{__chgrp} -Rhf
 %_fixperms             %{__chmod} -Rf @FIXPERMS@
 %_gzipbin              @GZIPBIN@
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-07-25 17:22:05 EDT
The _fixowner/_fixgroup/_fixuser macros are being phased
out of rpm's default configuration. Configure per-system
if you want the old behavior.

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