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Re: FESCo Meeting Summary for 2007-02-08



On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:22:59 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:

> > The RPM maintainer(s) can probably tell you since how long it has been
> > impossible to build with BuildRoot='/' -- just try it with --buildroot=/
> > or a modified spec file. It is a fatal error. It is no theoretical threat
> > anymore. Maybe somewhere on this world there really is somebody who has
> > ever before done something stupid with such a buildroot definition. But it
> > is terribly difficult to find such victims or even bug reports about it.
> 
> I didn't state I looked for / as a protection item, I looked for / because I 
> know rpm would never let that work, and the package would not build.

The spec file would fail to build the src.rpm beforehand. ;o)
Unless the packager used --buildroot to build it. Back to the
drawing board...


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