Bug 119633 - /usr/share/automake-VERSION links are bad practice
/usr/share/automake-VERSION links are bad practice
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-services (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
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Reported: 2004-03-31 17:40 EST by Stig Hackvan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-13 16:18:15 EDT
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Description Stig Hackvan 2004-03-31 17:40:49 EST
.src.rpms for many of the system-config-* packages have bogus and
unnecessary build-dependencies because of symlinks to automake helper

Please fix this.

Here's my workaround:

--- system-config-services.spec~        2004-03-31 14:43:42.000000000
+++ system-config-services.spec 2004-03-31 14:31:13.000000000 -0800
@@ -24,6 +24,8 @@
 %setup -q
+ln -svf $(ls /usr/share/automake*/install-sh | tail -1 ; ls
/usr/share/automake*/missing | tail -1) .
 CFLAGS="$RPM_OPT_FLAGS" ./configure \
     $MYARCH_FLAGS --enable-more-warnings=no \
     --prefix=%{_prefix} --datadir=%{_datadir} \
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2004-08-13 16:18:15 EDT
I don't understand what you mean -- the tarball of
system-config-services specifically doesn't contain symlinked autofoo
scripts, but copies so it is self-contained. Your proposed patch
actually introduces symlinks in a very dangerous way, using what ever
is available or not, whether it works or not.

If I misunderstood you, please reopen and rephrase ;-).

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