Bug 200859 - fixfiles -R doesn't like rpm %ghost files
fixfiles -R doesn't like rpm %ghost files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policycoreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-07-31 19:29 EDT by Wart
Modified: 2008-01-21 10:52 EST (History)
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Description Wart 2006-07-31 19:29:01 EDT
Description of problem:
When running 'fixfiles -R <packagename>' on a package with %ghost files,
fixfiles will generate a line of stderr for every %ghost'ed file:

/sbin/restorecon:  error while labeling files under /usr/share/rpmlint/rpmlint.pyo

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install rpmlint:  yum install rpmlint
2. Run 'fixfiles -R rpmlint restore'
Actual results:
The files are relabeled but many lines of stderr are displayed that look like:
/sbin/restorecon:  error while labeling files under /usr/share/rpmlint/rpmlint.pyo
This happens once for each file marked as a %ghost in the rpm spec file.

Expected results:
The files are relabeled and no output is generated.

Additional info:

It is pretty common to use %ghost with *.pyc and *.pyo python files.  As a
result, running fixfiles -R on most python packages will generate these error
Comment 1 Wart 2006-07-31 19:31:53 EDT
I forgot to mention that I had to remove the extra '-p -q' arguments to
restorecon in fixfiles to get it to work on rawhide.  However, the bug is still
valid and has also been observed on FC5 (policycoreutils-1.30.10-2.fc5).
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2006-08-31 11:11:14 EDT
Fixed in policycoreutis-1.30.27-4
Comment 3 Wart 2006-09-04 00:32:01 EDT
I didn't get a chance to test 1.30.27-4, but the problem still exists in
policycoreutils-1.30.28-1 in FC-6.
Comment 4 Wart 2006-09-16 21:35:54 EDT
This is now working correctly (without warnings) in FC6-test3 with

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