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Bug 163144 - RPM may incorrectly brings in the /usr/local directory during configure
Summary: RPM may incorrectly brings in the /usr/local directory during configure
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-13 14:23 UTC by Mark Hatle
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-25 21:56:04 UTC

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Remove /usr/local behavior (deleted)
2005-07-13 14:23 UTC, Mark Hatle
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Description Mark Hatle 2005-07-13 14:23:42 UTC
Description of problem:
RPM can incorrectly pull in libraries and include files during configuration
from /usr/local.  (In a normal environment, if /usr/local is to be used for
files these are usually passed in to configure.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Additional info:

The code in question is in the file, it starts w/ "localdone=" and
ends just before the "AC_MSG_CHECKING(for /usr/ucblib in LIBS)".

The attached patch removes this behavior.  (We have been using this patch since

Comment 1 Mark Hatle 2005-07-13 14:23:42 UTC
Created attachment 116709 [details]
Remove /usr/local behavior

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2005-10-25 21:56:04 UTC
The patch is a bit more drastic than necessary. All that is needed is to
not add "/usr/local" to $dirs. That way $prefix is still searched, and /usr/local
will be searched if that is the prefix.

Fixed in rpm-4.4.3-0.23.

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