Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235487
rpmlint should not check for %config under /etc/gconf/schemas
Last modified: 2009-06-16 15:46:43 EDT
Right now every package that installs files under /etc/gconf/schemas gets a
complaint from rpmlint that these files should be marked %config, however I've
been doing some research on this and the general opinion seems to be the exact
opposite, they should never be marked %config, as they are not to be edited!
So rpmlint should check and warn for the reverse, for files under
/etc/gconf/schemas, being marked %config, as they shouldn't be.
If they're not to be edited, wouldn't /usr/... be a more appropriate install
I've been thinking about that myself too, and I think it might, I'm sure there
is a good reason to put them under /etc though. Maybe we should first let the
FPC say something usefull about this?
Sure. Since you've done some ground work on it, would you mind posting to
fedora-packaging (or -devel) to get opinions why they're installed in /etc/gconf
in the first place?
FWIW, see also http://burtonini.com/computing/gnome-policy-20050123.html#id2447554
Dunno about the status of that doc, whether it's Debian's official policy or
not. They do appear to package schemas into /usr/share/gconf/schemas though.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Sure. Since you've done some ground work on it, would you mind posting to
> fedora-packaging (or -devel) to get opinions why they're installed in /etc/gconf
> in the first place?
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This bug still applies, the issue has been discussed on the devel-list, but as
far as I remember, there wasn't a clear resolution.
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AFAIK this is still relevant changing version to rawhide.
Right. But I don't remember seeing compelling evidence or even opinions that the schemas would really belong in /etc; on the contrary, AIUI just about everyone agrees that it's not the correct place for them and there are even some hints of movement in possibly moving them to /usr/share: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GConf_Scriptlets_(draft)
If/when that happens, rpmlint should already now be doing the right thing. Therefore, closing as not a bug.