Bug 527158 - rpmlint: add mirrormanager user and group to OK list
rpmlint: add mirrormanager user and group to OK list
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mirrormanager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Domsch
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-10-04 23:35 EDT by Matt Domsch
Modified: 2009-10-24 00:06 EDT (History)
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Description Matt Domsch 2009-10-04 23:35:46 EDT
Description of problem:
The mirrormanager RPM will start calling useradd/groupadd per 
for storing its content and execution.

rpmlint throws warnings:
mirrormanager.noarch: W: non-standard-uid /var/run/mirrormanager mirrormanager
mirrormanager.noarch: W: non-standard-gid /var/run/mirrormanager mirrormanager

I see adding it to the uidgid list in the setup package is the normal method for avoiding such.  Is there a better method for doing so I can put in mirrormanager?  If not, can rpmlint be extended to allow so?

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Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2009-10-05 00:50:31 EDT
One way is to add let's say a /etc/rpmlint/mirrormanager.config file in the mirrormanager package (without a dependency on rpmlint, and with owning also the /etc/rpmlint dir) containing something like:


That'll obviously suppress the warning only when the file is in place, i.e. after mirrormanager has been installed.  In other cases, I'd personally just ignore the warning.  Would that work for you?
Comment 2 Matt Domsch 2009-10-07 00:08:02 EDT
Yes, thank you.  I've added an /etc/rpmlint/mirrormanger.config file as described to quiet the warnings.  Good enough.

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