[Fedora-packaging] file permissions, guidelines, rpmlint

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Mon Dec 7 22:21:49 UTC 2009

O.K. so apparently my understanding of sane file/directory permissions 
seems to quite divergent from rpmlint's. So I went to both the Fedora 
Packaging Guildelines and FHS in a attempt to resolve the discrepancy 
and discovered both the Guildlines and FHS offer virtually no information.

* Is there a reference which states what file/directory permissions 
should be and a rationale?

* Should rpmlint really be emitting warnings and errors for items not in 
the guidelines? (not just about file/directory but a number of other 
issues which frankly seems dubious). If rpmlint and the guidelines are 
divergent then should rpmlint be a recommended tool during package review?

John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>

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