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Re: dangling symlinks in rpm packages for Fedora-devel



On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 13:47 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Lun 29 octobre 2007 13:30, Florian La Roche a écrit :
> 
> Hi,
> 
> > here the output of a test script that checks all rpm packages
> > for dangling symlinks. It does not look at an installed system,
> > but only at files included within rpm packages, so there are
> > a few false reports here for files/dirs created within scripts.
> 
> For each package the correct way to test would be to create a fake
> root with all package deps installed and check if there are dangling
> symlinks then. It looks like quite a few of your "problem" link
> targets are provided by packages the "problem" package depends on.
> 
> (some of them will break over time BTW, for example dejavu ttf file
> naming changed with last release)
> 
> The sane thing would probably be to require that packages that have
> links pointing outside the package itself add a file dep to the
> link(s) target(s), but I'm sure proponents of "yum update speed first,
> correctness later" will object loudly.

Does rpmlint inform about links pointing outside the package ? 
That would be useful.


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