Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51582
Many files are owned by multiple packages
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:22:29 EDT
I'm opening this to be a tracking bug for all the other bugs filed because
of the a test program that I wrote to do certain checks on the RPM
database. I appologize to the owner of the basesystem component, but I
didn't have a better place to but this bug.
Created attachment 27455 [details]
Python script that checks for ownership problems
Created attachment 27456 [details]
Complete list of files owned by more than one RPM in beta3
FWIW, it's not necessarily a bug for a file to be owned by multiple packages.
I am aware that it is not a bug for a file to be owned by multiple packages. I
only filed bugs against those packages which I thought were incorrect. The ones
that are not problems are:
kernel and kernel-BOOT sharing /sbin/installkernel
Any of the XFree86 3.3.6 ones
Additionally, I have been told that the /etc/rc?.d symlinks are supposed to be
owned by two packages. But I think that most of these are caused by simple spec
Actually, /sbin/installkernel being multiply owned by the kernel packages is
a bug. :) We need to find somewhere else to put it....
When I talked to Arjan over the weekend, he said that it wasn't a bug. Can you
open another bug on this issue and make it block this one, if you want it fixed?
This bug has too many deps to make adding comments a pleasant task :(
The XFree86 bug report was NOTABUG. The manpages are included in
each package to which they have relevance. There is no requirement
for installing all servers, so if the page is only included in a single
package, then if the other package is installed, you don't have the
matching manpage. That is why the manpages are included in each
subpackage that is relevant.
About half of these have been fixed as of RC2. It would be very nice if all
these could be fixed before release. I am attaching a stripped down script that
will quickly find these bugs so that there will not be more of these bugs in the
Created attachment 30556 [details]
Stripped down script that only looks for duplicate files
Marking duplicate of 62759 with is for Hampton. This was for Fairfax bugs.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 62759 ***