Bug 200859 - fixfiles -R doesn't like rpm %ghost files
Summary: fixfiles -R doesn't like rpm %ghost files
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policycoreutils   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-07-31 23:29 UTC by Wart
Modified: 2008-01-21 15:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-21 15:52:12 UTC
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Description Wart 2006-07-31 23:29:01 UTC
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

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

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 23:31:53 UTC
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 15:11:14 UTC
Fixed in policycoreutis-1.30.27-4

Comment 3 Wart 2006-09-04 04:32:01 UTC
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 2006-09-17 01:35:54 UTC
This is now working correctly (without warnings) in FC6-test3 with

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