Bug 860579 - Packages for F17+ must not use /bin, /sbin, /lib or /lib64
Summary: Packages for F17+ must not use /bin, /sbin, /lib or /lib64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Law
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-09-26 08:28 UTC by Jaroslav Škarvada
Modified: 2016-11-24 15:51 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-12-19 17:13:39 UTC

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Description Jaroslav Škarvada 2012-09-26 08:28:20 UTC
Description of problem:
According to the packaging guidelines [1] packages for F17+ must not place files or directories to /bin, /sbin, /lib or /lib64:
> In addition, Fedora packages MUST NOT place files or directories
> in the /bin, /sbin, /lib or /lib64 directories. Instead,
> the /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/lib, and /usr/lib64 directories must be used.
> Packages must assume that /bin, /sbin, /lib, and /lib64 are symbolic
> links to the /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/lib, and /usr/lib64 directories,
> respectively. 

But glibc still uses these directories and I cannot find any exception for this.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ql glibc | grep '\(^/s\?bin\)\|\(^/lib\(64\)\?\)'
Actual results:
Files are placed into /bin, /sbin, /lib, and /lib64

Expected results:
Files should be placed into /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/lib, and /usr/lib64

Additional info:
[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Filesystem_Layout

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2012-09-26 08:33:21 UTC
Then there should be an exception, because e.g. the dynamic linker is mandated by the ABI to that location.

Comment 2 Jaroslav Škarvada 2012-09-26 08:41:24 UTC
Thanks for info, forwarded to FPC.

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