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Bug 235353 - Rpm unsets verify bit for %doc
Summary: Rpm unsets verify bit for %doc
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2007-04-05 12:04 UTC by Jonathan Dieter
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-16 15:18:28 UTC

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Description Jonathan Dieter 2007-04-05 12:04:54 UTC
Description of problem:
rpm unsets the verify bit for any %docs in the rpm.  This is a problem when
creating deltarpms as deltarpm stores the whole file if the verify bit is off,
and is particularly painful when trying to make a deltarpm of something like
samba which contains 13M of documentation.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install yum-metadata-parser
2. Run rpm -q --qf "[%{RPMTAG_FILEVERIFYFLAGS} %{FILENAMES}\n]" yum-metadata-parser
Actual results:
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/sqlitecachec.pyc
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/sqlitecachec.pyo
0 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3
0 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3/AUTHORS
0 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3/ChangeLog
0 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3/README

Expected results:
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/sqlitecachec.pyc
-1 /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/sqlitecachec.pyo
-1 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3
-1 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3/AUTHORS
-1 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3/ChangeLog
-1 /usr/share/doc/yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3/README

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2007-04-07 02:07:31 UTC
Actually rpm never sets the verify bits for %doc files, mainly because the %verify() attribute
does not scope properly across %doc files.

Even if the behavior were fixed in rpm this very moment, there are zillions
of packages with %doc files with no %verifyflags, so you are likely going to
have to change deltarpm's behavior no matter what.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2007-04-11 01:16:04 UTC
Yes, verify flags for %doc were not initialized correctly.

Fixed in rpm cvs, will be in rpm-4.4.9-0.4 when built.


Comment 3 Jonathan Dieter 2007-07-07 12:20:12 UTC
Not fixed in rpm in Rawhide.  Jeff, I appreciate the fix in 4.4.9, but,
unfortunately, we've got 4.4.2 in F7 and in Rawhide.  Paul, do you mind
fixing this in as we're pushing to publish deltarpms in F8.

Comment 4 Jonathan Dieter 2007-07-07 12:23:04 UTC
Sorry, my mistake.  It is fixed in  Feel free to ignore the last comment

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