The recent redhat-rpm-config change and you

John Dennis jdennis at
Tue Jun 21 19:06:40 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 14:36 -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 14:18 -0400, John Dennis wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 14:07 -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> > 
> > > It does?  I don't _think_ I've changed anything related to that...
> > 
> > It depends on how the interpreter reads the file, imports are compiled.
> So we probably want to think very hard about making it _not_ do that
> unless you try very hard.

Why do you want to defeat this feature? If python is properly packaged
in the rpm and the security policy is aware of where the python files
are and who can write them then I don't see a problem. I only see a
problem when these constraints are violated (albeit too frequently).

John Dennis <jdennis at>

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