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Re: packaging, directory ownership, %files

On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

Carl Byington wrote:
I want a spec file with something like:

%files devel-doc

%files doc

doc/%{name}-%{version} contains end user documentation, and
doc/%{name}-%{version}/devel contains developer documentation, mainly
doxygen generated html.

However, that seems to put the developer documentation into the -doc
subpackage in addition to the -devel-doc subpackage. Is there a way to
do this so that we have a single doc/%{name}-%{version} directory owned
by the -doc subpackage, and it contains doc/%{name}-%{version}/devel
owned by the -devel-doc subpackage (which of course depends on the -doc

Two choices:

1) Don't install the user documentation in %install.  Then have this
files entry:

%files doc
%doc userdocs/*

2) Use %exclude:

%files doc
%exclude %{_defaultdocdir}/%{name}-%{version}/devel/

%exclude throws off rpm's size calculation so it's not the preferred
method, but it can be easier to implement.

FWIW, this has been fixed since rpm 4.6.0, excludes and duplicate entries no longer screw up the size calculation.

	- Panu -

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