Need help in maintaining permissions in RPM

Marc Deop damnshock at
Fri Jul 1 16:31:26 UTC 2011

On Friday 01 July 2011 18:10:56 James R Maxwell wrote:
> I have a tar file that contains certain permissions, ownerships and groups.
> My question is how do I specify in the Spec file that I want to maintain the same permissions, ownerships and groups of my tarfile when the RPM is installed.
> I have the following line in my spec file;
> %defattr (-,root,root,-)
> However my tarfile contains files and directories of different permissions for directories/files and ownership/groups.
> Any help would be appreciated.

You can assign different permissions in the %files sections with something like

%attr(0755,webmaster,webmaster) %{VARIABLE}-%{version}/build/*

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