Changing the %Setup Macro

Eric Aiken eric.aiken at
Tue Feb 3 23:24:31 UTC 2009

I realize it is intentional that the %setup macro extracts files and
then chown/chmod's the extracted files.  Is there a way around this?
I need to create an rpm of files (no compile, make install,etc).  There
are a large number of files with very disparate owner/group/perms.

Creating a bunch of %file statements to create external file lists with
sed's  is not my preference.  If I could only:

tar --atime-preserve --preserve-permissions --same-owner   file.tar

that would quick and easy.

Could I create a macro for chown/chmod to point to echo or some other
harmless command within the spec  file and trick rpmbuild?


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