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Re: Symlinks in RPMs



On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Jameson <imntreal gmail com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 4:26 AM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt gmail com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:38:43 -0400, Jameson wrote:
>>
>>> I'm working on trying to get a package up to snuff for review, and ran
>>> into a problem.  It included a couple of fonts that I stripped out.
>>> Thankfully they're already in a font package included in Fedora.
>>> Unfortunately it turns out that their location is hard coded in the
>>> software.  I'm trying to setup symlinks to them in the install
>>> section, but rpmlint always complains about them being dangling.
>>> What's the appropriate way to handle these things?
>>
>> Run rpmlint on the _installed_ package instead of the uninstalled
>> package. What do you get?
>>
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> Hmm...  I just installed my package, and ran rpmlint on that rpm file.
>  I'm still getting dangling relative symlinks for my fonts.  If I
> check the links they are pointing to where the fonts are installed by
> the font package, though.  Do I need to run it against the package in
> my rpm database somehow?  Thanks.
>

Ok, I figured it out...  Never knew I could do that.  Thanks for your help.


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