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

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Sep 4 01:45:06 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 12:14 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> 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.

I'd be interested in seeing examples of cases where creating files in 
%post that are not owned by %files would be wanted. I can't think of

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