[Rpm-maint] [Suse patch] Revert default %defattr(-,root,root)

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Tue May 22 08:38:23 UTC 2007

In principle I do agree that a macro would be better for inserting 
whatever default defattr vendors want instead of hardcoding it to root 

The default %defattr(-,root,root) has been in rpm since 4.4 and people 
might be relying on it, just disabling the behavior is not acceptable for 
maintenance release I think. Willing to reconsider if a patch 
seamlessly implementing the defattr in a macro magically appears :)

 	- Panu -


Revert upstream patch that always uses %defattr(-,root,root).
Upstream should probably use a macro instead.

--- ./build/files.c.orig	2005-12-14 19:22:43.000000000 +0000
+++ ./build/files.c	2006-02-17 13:57:25.000000000 +0000
@@ -2000,7 +2012,9 @@ static int processPackageFiles(Spec spec

+#if 0
      dupAttrRec(&root_ar, &fl.def_ar);	/* XXX assume %defattr(-,root,root) */

      fl.defVerifyFlags = RPMVERIFY_ALL;
      fl.nLangs = 0;

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