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Re: Gimp 1.3 packages, was: New extra packages and yum repository



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On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 08:48:00 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:

> > > > Some of the locale directories are not owned by glibc-common.
> > > 
> > > This is a bug in glibc-common which should not be tried to
> > > fix/circumvent in other packages.
> > 
> > What do you suggest as alternative? No_t_ owning such directories would
> > a) leave them behind upon package removal and b) create them with
> > wrong permissions in case of a restrictive umask.
> > 
> > As a similar example, Red Hat's "perl" package should own several
> > directories, e.g. vendor install dirs. There's an old bug report about
> > it somewhere in bugzilla. But it doesn't get fixed.
> 
> If it's not in Bugzilla, put it in there. If it's in Bugzilla, step on
> people's toes until they react ;-).

You do know, that would make the reporter look like a nerd. In the
case of Perl, it's even a report from someone at Red Hat. One year old
by now, without any comment from the person it's assigned to:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=73970

> Putting this fix in an unrelated
> package is not the right thing to do.

The only alternative is to publish packages without a work-around,
which makes them look broken due core packages are broken. I can live
with that. But it is a poor decision nevertheless.

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