[BUG] exclude confuses /usr/lib/rpm/check-files

Pawel Golaszewski blues at pld-linux.org
Sun Jul 22 21:26:40 CEST 2007

On Sun, 22 Jul 2007, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> >>> It seems that /usr/lib/rpm/check-files is confused when in spec is 
> >>> used "%exclude". Files excluded aren't shown as unpackaged.
> >> Should they? I allways thought of unpackaged files as of those which 
> >> you may have missed - %exclude means you know the file exists but 
> >> just don't want to package it.
> > You don't want it in _that_ package where %exclude is specified.  It 
> > doesn't mean that you don't want to package it at all. Maybe there 
> > should be another tag "%ignore" when you don't want something at all? 
> > Now we are deleting files while installing... but I don't think it's 
> > good solution. Not clean, for sure. Jeff?
> I'm not sure I see the usage case for explicit %ignore. One can 
> certainly enumerate files/directories explicitly in %files, and just 
> delete undesired elements.

We are doing that right now.
But it makes things like "--short-circuit" difficult to use. And is not 

> And if ease of packaging is the issue, then pattern rule based content, 
> like, say,
>     *.h
>     *.a
>     *.la
>     *.so
> from %{buildroot}, to send files that match pattern always into *-devel
> subpackage.
> Replacing external check-files script using a %{buildroot} Fts(3) walk 
> internal to rpm is achievable. The functionality of detecting files that 
> have been overlooked in %files manifests is too important to leave to a 
> script, and an Fts(3) implementation is likely the same order of 
> magnitude of effort as arranging for %{_tmppath} (or %{_tmpdir} ;-) 
> lists to be used by a script, with results sucked and parsed from stdout 
> for display purposes. Likely not the answers you wanted to hear ;-)

The answer like many others. ;)
That one is good too ;)

> But %ignore can be added to rpmbuild if you wish.

Can be very useful.

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