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Re: Usage of {_libdir} or {_lib} in noarch packages



On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 17:30 +0100, Karsten Hopp wrote:
> I've run a x86_64 mass rebuild of all our Fedora packages and found several noarch packages
> which erronously use  {_libdir} or {_lib} in their spec files. rpmdiff shows this output:
> 
> ./firstaidkit-0.2.2-5.fc11.noarch.rpm
> removed    /usr/lib/firstaidkit
> removed    /usr/lib/firstaidkit/plugins
> added      /usr/lib64/firstaidkit
> added      /usr/lib64/firstaidkit/plugins
> 
> As noarch packages can be built on any machine/architecture in koji, we'd end up with lib64 directories on 32bit archs
> 
> Here is the list of offending packages I've found:
> 
> 
> Package        Owner
> ------------------------
> ntfs-config    laxathom
> firstaidkit    msivak
> terminus-font  ndim
> gdeskcal       pfj
> libopensync-plugin-synce  awjb
> cohoba         tjikkun
> gnome-schedule farnold
> common-lisp-controller  green
> gcstar         tian
> revisor-cli    jsteffan
> jruby          konradm
> 
> 
> 
> Can we make it a policy to not use _libdir or _lib in noarch packages, please ?
Wouldn't it be better to let rpm set _libdir/_lib to match noarch
package requirements?

Ralf



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