Problem with %attr/%defattr
amolk112k at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 12:41:15 UTC 2011
I had built some RPMs for our product on RHEL4 ( rpm ver= rpm-4.3.3-26 ).
Now I'm migrating these rpms to RHEL6 ( rpm ver = rpm-4.8.0-16 ).
One of the rpms has files owned by different users.
Eg. In qmail queue, "queue/remote" folder is owned by "qmails" user while
"queue/todo" folder is owned by "qmailq" user.
The qmail makefile creates the files with appropriate permissions and
ownerships. There is no code to set the permissions/ownership in spec file.
In RHEL4, rpm was automatically taking the file permissions set on the files
during the build/compile phase. But in RHEL6, it is changing the ownership
My files section is :
After searching the net, I tried using %defattr(-,-,-,-) macro at global
level and the %attr(-,-,-) macro per entry in the %files section. But to no
Can anybody point me in the right direction ?
Thanks for all the help in advance.
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