Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 842
rpm bugs in package creation
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
1. I have to untar, build and install every time I want to
package. This is a design flaw.
2. RPM cannot grok rpmrc created by `rpm --showrc >
3. RPM runs chown -R root.root/chmod -R. While the latter
rendered (relatively) harmless by a `fixperms' in rpmrc,
does damage which can be fixed by hand. If you want the
files in the
RPMs to have certain ownership/permission, you don't have
with the actual filesystem on disk.
1) You can do
a) tarball: rpm -ta foo.tar.gz
b) src.rpm: rpm --rebuild foo*src.rpm
to eliminate unnecessary steps.
2) rpm --shworc is for humans. Why should the displayed output
use the same syntax as the rpmrc file?
3) I build rpm's all day long using non-root uid without rpm running
chown/chmod root.root. I need to know more specifics in order to
remedy. As for ownership of files within the binary rpm, I routinely
add %defattr(-,root,root) to top of %files to get predictable
ownership. Make sure that you have specific %attr's for setuid
Try firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more info.