Bug 1251505 - rpmlint produced only-non-binary-in-usr-lib warning for development packages.
rpmlint produced only-non-binary-in-usr-lib warning for development packages.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmlint (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-08-07 10:26 EDT by artur
Modified: 2016-07-25 14:05 EDT (History)
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Description artur 2015-08-07 10:26:36 EDT
Description of problem:

rpmlint appears to be interpreting development (-devel) packages incorrectly. It always produces the only-non-binary-in-usr-lib warning, which does not appear to be a valid warning for the development packages. Either that, or many packages in Fedora are a bit broken. 

At least the following binary packages produce this warning. Surely they cannot all be wrong.

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

Fedora 21. But I think this happens on 22 also.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download one of the -devel packages mentioned above. (e.g. cpl-devel-6.4.2-2.fc21.x86_64.rpm)
2. Run the rpmlint command on the package file.

Actual results:

$ rpmlint cpl-devel-6.4.2-2.fc21.x86_64.rpm
cpl-devel.x86_64: W: only-non-binary-in-usr-lib
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 1 warnings.

Expected results:

$ rpmlint cpl-devel-6.4.2-2.fc21.x86_64.rpm
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 0 warnings.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2015-11-04 05:05:59 EST
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Comment 2 artur 2015-11-04 09:12:52 EST
I have just confirmed that this problem still exists with Fedora 22.
Checked with the following packages:
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 16:12:11 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
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Comment 4 Benjamin Gilbert 2016-07-19 20:51:33 EDT
Still present in Fedora 24.  (Tested with libpng-devel-1.6.23-1.fc24.x86_64.rpm.)
Comment 5 Tom "spot" Callaway 2016-07-25 14:05:57 EDT
There's no sensible way to whitelist/blacklist this that I can see. Just bask in the knowledge that you're smarter than the lint tool in this instance. :)

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