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Re: Correcting directory ownership of /usr/share/omf in Fedora



On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 14:58 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Brian Pepple wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 12:46 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> >>> Is this fixed scrollkeeper going to be issued as an update for FC-5 or
> >>> am I going to have to retain ownership of /usr/share/omf in the FC-5
> >>> branches of my affected package(s)?
> >> Looking in cvs, I see that scrollkeeper only owns /usr/share/omf in the 
> >> development "branch", and not the older (e.g. FC-5) branches. So I shall 
> >> continue to have my packages own /usr/share/omf for the older releases 
> >> when necessary.
> > 
> > That's fine for older branches.
> > 
> 
> I still see no resolution or any solution in sight for the fact that 
> most packages which currently own /usr/share/omf don't require 
> scrollkeeper and that thus scrollkeeper owning /usr/share/omf now isn't 
> any help at all, and thus all the filed bugs are a bit bogus.

Since this problem is going to come up again and again, should we maybe
think about making rpm smart enough to figure out on its own that a
package that installs files in /usr/share/omf must require that
directory ? 

That way we can avoid littering our packages with yet more explicit
requires.

Just a thought,

Matthias


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