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Re: delete a file from a rpm



On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 09:36, Paul Nasrat wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 09:31:35AM -0700, Camilo Uribe wrote:
> > --- "Taylor, ForrestX" <forrestx taylor intel com>
> > wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 09:41, Camilo Uribe wrote:
> > > > I need to remove a .desktop from a rpm
> > > > 
> > > > Is possible to do this without recompliling the
> > > package?
> > > 
> > > If you were using kickstart, you could remove it in
> > > %post.
> > 
> > Thanks I add some
> > 
> > os.system("rm /usr/bin/something")
> > 
> > to the final stage of firstboot
> 
> It seems odd that you are happy to mung firstboot (itself requiring a rebuild)
> but not rebuild the rpm in question using %exclude.  It is clearer your
> intentions if it is encapsulated in a spec with a changelog entry IMHO.

Odd indeed, although perhaps he did not have or could not find the
source rpm for the rpm in question.

I second making changelog entries in the spec file--it has saved me
grief on more than one occasion.

Forrest



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