[Rpm-maint] [rpm-software-management/rpm] RPM shows warning about including file twice when using %doc (#336)

Panu Matilainen notifications at github.com
Tue Oct 24 07:34:06 UTC 2017

This is quite a common pattern in packaging where you have a package owned "top" directory and then you'd want that *one* (or two...) file/directory inside that to differ from the defaults. Whether for file ownership / permission bits or virtual attributes. Not specific to %doc or %license at all.

The warning is there to point out possible packaging bugs, so what's needed is a way to tell rpm what you actually mean here. One possibility is simply making the pattern legitimate and try to be more clever about the complaints, generally something like: if one entry is using defaults and the other has non-default values then just let the non-default win silently, but if both are using non-default values then both can't be right and a warning should be issued. And I suppose a warning should be issued for identical entries too - it might be entirely harmless but it's almost certainly a packaging mistake anyway.

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