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Re: Triggers just to avoid unowned directories?

On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 07:35 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> The packaging style in the  nss-softokn  package continues to bug me.
> There are RPM triggers being used to install/remove a prelink config file
> whenever the prelink package gets installed/removed. According to a comment
> in the spec file, it is only done like that because the package doesn't
> want to own the  /etc/prelink.conf.d  directory. Nothing else is run in
> the scriptlets, just a file is moved or deleted.
> Previously, albeit in the different nss package, it used to be duplicate
> directory ownership:
>   $ repoquery --whatprovides /etc/prelink.conf.d
>   prelink-0:0.4.0-7.fc11.i586
>   nss-0:
>   nss-0:3.12.3-4.fc11.i586
> Is this a result of the recent move to avoid duplicate directory
> ownership?

rpm could start refcounting directories any day now and that'd be just

Some people like multiple ownership, some don't.  The package guidelines
recommend against it, but don't forbid it.  It's a judgement call.  In
this particular case I think multiple ownership of the directory is
better than triggers, but that moving /etc/prelink.conf.d to filesystem
would be even better.

- ajax

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