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Re: Multiarch conflicts on devel packages with %doc files



Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 10:31 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 05:07:23 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 22:58 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 17:18:15 -0500
>>>> Eric Sandeen <sandeen redhat com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> You could probably just add a patch to modify the shipped
>>>>> docs/api_footer.html file to remove the timestamp?
>>>> Are these docs generated at build time?  If so the timestamps will
>>>> still differ and conflict.
>>> Does rpm complain about differing timestamps on files, while the
>>> contents is identical?
>> Eric refers to timestamps _in_ the files, however.
> That was clear. He used doxygen's textual timestamps as example.
> 
> I was referring to filesystem timestamps (stat(2)). They will differ on
> generated files in a multiarch'ed setup even if "textual timestamps"
> have been filtered/removed.

Anyway, I think the answer is: RPM won't complain at install time, near
as I can tell, but if you do rpm -V later you'll see "T" (mtime
mismatch) flags.

...and from elsewhere in the thread, unless you install carefully
(install -p) it's not just generated files that'll mismatch but even
header files that were copied into a devel rpm.

-Eric


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