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Bug 235487 - rpmlint should not check for %config under /etc/gconf/schemas
Summary: rpmlint should not check for %config under /etc/gconf/schemas
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmlint
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ville Skyttä
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-06 06:08 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2009-06-16 19:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-06-16 19:46:43 UTC

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Description Hans de Goede 2007-04-06 06:08:46 UTC
Right now every package that installs files under /etc/gconf/schemas gets a
complaint from rpmlint that these files should be marked %config, however I've
been doing some research on this and the general opinion seems to be the exact
opposite, they should never be marked %config, as they are not to be edited!

So rpmlint should check and warn for the reverse, for files under
/etc/gconf/schemas, being marked %config, as they shouldn't be.

Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2007-04-06 07:19:21 UTC
If they're not to be edited, wouldn't /usr/... be a more appropriate install

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2007-04-06 07:24:31 UTC
I've been thinking about that myself too, and I think it might, I'm sure there
is a good reason to put them under /etc though. Maybe we should first let the
FPC say something usefull about this?

Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2007-04-06 16:43:38 UTC
Sure.  Since you've done some ground work on it, would you mind posting to
fedora-packaging (or -devel) to get opinions why they're installed in /etc/gconf
in the first place?

Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2007-04-06 16:59:41 UTC
FWIW, see also

Dunno about the status of that doc, whether it's Debian's official policy or
not.  They do appear to package schemas into /usr/share/gconf/schemas though.

Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2007-04-07 11:45:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Sure.  Since you've done some ground work on it, would you mind posting to
> fedora-packaging (or -devel) to get opinions why they're installed in /etc/gconf
> in the first place?


Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:58:30 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
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Comment 7 Hans de Goede 2008-04-04 08:26:18 UTC
This bug still applies, the issue has been discussed on the devel-list, but as
far as I remember, there wasn't a clear resolution.

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:44:31 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 10 Hans de Goede 2009-06-10 07:28:44 UTC
AFAIK this is still relevant changing version to rawhide.

Comment 11 Ville Skyttä 2009-06-16 19:46:43 UTC
Right.  But I don't remember seeing compelling evidence or even opinions that the schemas would really belong in /etc; on the contrary, AIUI just about everyone agrees that it's not the correct place for them and there are even some hints of movement in possibly moving them to /usr/share:

If/when that happens, rpmlint should already now be doing the right thing.  Therefore, closing as not a bug.

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