Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1305794
rpmlint false positives due to vodovod highscore file
Last modified: 2017-08-08 08:45:27 EDT
Description of problem:
Recently, I got an email about rpmlint failures, log here:
Among others, it complains:
vodovod.i686: E: zero-length /var/games/vodovod.sco
vodovod.i686: E: non-standard-executable-perm /usr/bin/vodovod 2755
However, this is not an error, the file is intentionally pre-created by the package, and the content will grow only after playing the game, it can't have non-zero size if there is no highscore to record. And as the highscore file is shared among users, it needs to have a common group - 'games' in this case, and the binary needs setgid bit set to be able to write to it, so it is not an error, it is _normal_ way how to handle the permissions correctly. (Another option would be to put the user into the group 'games', but Fedora doesn't have any policy that would mandate the users to be in the 'games' group in order to play games ...)
While at it ...
vodovod.i686: E: incorrect-fsf-address /usr/share/doc/vodovod/COPYING
- we're advised to copy upstream license files verbatim[*], so there's hardly any way for the packager to fix that, therefore I believe this should be treated as warning and not an error
[*] see for example here:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
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