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Re: Script to detect conflicting files in PATH within a yum repo (was Re: conflict between libotf and openmpi)



On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 09:57 -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 16 Sep 2009, David Malcolm wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 18:45 -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> >> Which makes me wonder, how could this conflict have been avoided?  Is there
> >> a tool that would check any new package to see if any object* in it would
> >> conflict with any existing package?  If not, sounds like a good thing to
> >> have.
> >>
> >> * Here, object means filesystem object.  I'm not sure if there are any other
> >> types of objects to worry about.
> > Brainstorming: a script that walks the yum repo's filelist.tar.gz, and
> > figures out a list of filename collisions, filtering by directories in
> > the default PATH
> >
> >
> > Attached is a first pass at a python script that does this.
> >
> > Output from the script when run upon [1] is below.  Caveat: the script
> > probably has bugs.
> >
> > Does this look useful?
> 
> David,
>   Yes it does look useful.
> 
> I wrote something similar:
> 
> http://skvidal.fedorapeople.org/misc/potential_conflict.py
> 
> which is what I believe autoqa is starting from for their file conflict 
> checker.
Aha!  Your approach looks superior, as you're leveraging all that extra
info from the RPM headers about file hashes etc.  Thanks.



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