[Mageia-dev] unpackaged files lurking in the weeds

D.Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 11:38:07 CEST 2012

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and David Walser at 15/06/12 01:42 did gyre and gimble:
>> So, maybe we should do something about this.  My preference would
>> have rpm still complain about unpackaged %excluded files, but not
>> die, just give a warning instead.
> Personally, I don't see the point in using %exclude to exclude files
> completely from all sub packages. We can just use "rm" in the the
> %install section for that (we typically already do that to remove *.la
> files for example).
> So for me %exclude should only operate on subpackage file list and
> should only be useful to undo any wildcard inclusions:
> e.g.
> %files
> %{_libdir}/foo/*
> %exclude %{_libdir}/foo/something-in-another-sub-package
> %files -n sub
> %{_libdir}/foo/something-in-another-sub-package
> That kind of thing.
> That, to me, seems most logical. I'm not sure what the upstream
> behaviour is, but I would agree that we should follow it all the same
> even if the goal would be to push for upstream changes when needed.
> Cheers
> Col


see with upstream. We won't change the behaviour of rpm for this "only
in mageia" and be inconsistent with fedora/opensuse/...


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