[Fedora-packaging] Should packages really own their config files???

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sat Sep 2 17:14:49 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 18:03 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
>> Isn't this handled in some guidelines? If not shouldn't it?
> I thought we had a rule about creating files in %post or whatnot and not
> owning them.  I could be wrong, but I check for that when I review
> packages.  IMHO any file a package creates on the file system at install
> time should be owned or ghosted by that package.

I argued for such a rule, but others pointed out examples where this is
not always/generally a good idea, so the proposal did not have the
support to pass.

-- Rex

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