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Bug 113370 - Postfix config file verification turned off in spec file
Postfix config file verification turned off in spec file
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: postfix (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2004-01-13 05:33 EST by Jos Vos
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-14 16:34:24 EST
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Description Jos Vos 2004-01-13 05:33:26 EST
Description of problem:
The postfix spec file explicitly turns off verifying md5sums etc. of
the Postfix config files, which is bad practice IMHO, as it makes it
impossible to check with "rpm -V" if something has been changed.

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Comment 1 John Dennis 2004-01-14 16:34:24 EST
I agree. Done. Actually did a bit of clean up on the whole %files
section trying to let the postfix installation script handle as much
of the ownership, permissions, etc. as possible.
Comment 2 Jos Vos 2004-01-14 17:32:11 EST
Ownerships sounds a bit scary, as this would mean that the package
can't be build as a non-root user and/or the user postfix needs to
exist on the build machine.
Comment 3 John Dennis 2004-01-15 19:27:51 EST
Yes, I realized the problem with that about 5 minutes after I updated
this bugzilla. I really wanted the spec file to key off of what was in
postfix-files as that is the true definition. So I wrote a script that
parses postfix-files and generates a %files list from it so there
would be a perfect match and it would be automated and not dependent
upon hand editing nor failure to notice if something changed upstream.

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