[Mageia-dev] Rpmlint configuration, false positives

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Sat Aug 27 22:26:02 CEST 2011

Am 27.08.2011 22:16, schrieb Guillaume Rousse:
> On 27/08/2011 22:06, Florian Hubold wrote:
>> I think the following are bogus, but i may be totally wrong:
>> *strange-permission * for SOURCES and SPEC it complains if not 0644, why
>> is that?
> rpmrebuild won't work if you can't read the files included in the source 
> package after extracting them.
Yes, understood perfectly.
But why does it complain about 0664 which would be the default for those
files with a freshly created /home? Maybe it should only warn if the permissions
are actually less?
>> *%ifarch-applied-patch* if the build is broken only for i586 for
>> example, what's wrong about the %ifarch?
> >
>> Or maybe i don't get the description fully:
>> /Patches must be applied on all architectures and may contain
>> necessary configure and/or code patch to be effective only on a given
>> arch./
>> With the last part of the explanation and the warning itself, i'm
>> confused. If it is only
>> effective on one arch and fixed build there, why apply it blindly to the
>> other where this may break build
>> or have other unwanted sideeffects?
> Because you won't notice your patch doesn't apply anymore until you build on 
> the platform where it is actually applied. In most case, it will be the 
> buildbot which fails, whereas your own local build was OK. The point here is 
> 'the earlier it breaks, the quicker it gets noticed'.
Ah, silly me. Now i got it.

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