[packaging] noarch package that creates arch dependant paths

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu May 29 15:21:39 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 14:59 +0200, Nicolas Chauvet wrote:
> Hello.
> During this review:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=444755
> This noarch package seems to create an empty arch dependant directory.
> %{perl_vendorarch}/auto/*
Are you sure it's the package which creates it?

I tripped a similar bug yesterday
which I assume to be caused by a bug in perl or rpm.

> If %{perl_vendorlib}/* is used (as the skeleton perl spec file suggest).
> Then it leads for this empty directory to be listed in the package.
> (at least if the package is built on %{_lib} == lib systems.)
> At this time, I haven't seen any other case where this problem appears.
> But I wonder why this directory is created ?
> The workaround would be to have
> %{perl_vendorlib}/Lingua/
> But this remains weird...
My bug from yesterday only happened in koji (using ppc), but did not
happen in local mock-chroots.


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