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Re: F10, VMware Server 2.0, and selinux

max bianco wrote:
> How do you define poorly built? I don't know much about rpm's beyond
> how to install and uninstall them. Can someone tell me what makes for
> a poorly built rpm?

Well, one example might be a package that leaves crap around after you
remove it.  This might happen if the package creates files or
directories in it's %post install section and doesn't remove them in
the %postun section.

One of the issues that the VMware rpm has had for ages is that it
screws up the SELinux context on /etc/services.  I've not looked
closely at the the VMware packages in a while, so I don't know what
other issues they might have.

Making rpm packages is easy.  Making goo rpm packages is a little bit
more difficult, as there are many little details that can trip you up.
This is why Fedora has such extensive packaging guidelines┬╣ and
requires all packages to be submitted for a review before they can
enter the distribution.

┬╣ http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines

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