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0012305CMakeCPackpublic2011-06-24 17:052012-10-26 10:15
ReporterDavorin Učakar 
Assigned ToEric NOULARD 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product VersionCMake 2.8.4 
Target VersionCMake 2.8.6Fixed in VersionCMake 2.8.6 
Summary0012305: RPM should include directories
DescriptionIssue 0009654 is not a bug, it's the correct behaviour of RPM. It should be reverted.

If directories are not included, then
a) if you are using RPM5, all those directories are listed as dependencies and if none of packages installed on the system explicitly includes them (which is almost always the case), dependencies are missing and installation fails
a) if you are using (Fedora fork, used by most distros), missing directories are silently created on installation, but remain there after package is uninstalled.

Directories might only be omited when those are system-wide, like /bin, /etc, /usr/bin, /usr/share, etc. Official Fedora RPM's include all non-system-wide directories.
Since system-wide dirs are distro-dependent, omoting them would result in non-portable RPMs. AFAIK there's nothing wrong with including system-wide dirs (although that's not the usual practice), so it's the safest choice.
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Attached Files

related to 0009654closedEric NOULARD [CPackRPM] %files section in spec file shall not contain all directories 
related to 0012542closedEric NOULARD Uninstalling a cpack-generated rpm leaves empty directories behind 
related to 0012863closedEric NOULARD CPackRPM reports "warning: File listed twice" because it recurses directories in %files 
related to 0013451closedEric NOULARD RPMs created with CPackRPM.cmake should not include non-empty directories in their contents-list 
related to 0012864closedEric NOULARD CPackRPM additional variable CPACK_RPM_FILTER_FILELIST to remove well-known directories from %files list 
related to 0013609closedEric NOULARD RPM generator wrongly add parents directories to the package 

Eric NOULARD (developer)
2011-06-25 03:58

Reverting it is not that complicated but:

  - what happen if a directory is included in 2 packages?
    * does this creates conflicts on install or not?
    * does this creates trouble on uninstall, i.e.
      is the needed directory uninstalled by the last
      package that needs it?
Davorin Učakar (reporter)
2011-06-25 09:11

For both RPM5 and everything's fine when a directory is included by multiple packages. No conflicts on installation, it is removed with the last package that includes it (but only if it's empty).
Eric NOULARD (developer)
2011-09-05 16:17

f9e5277 CPackRPM fix 0012305, include directories in RPM package

Could be included in 2.8.6 (if there is at least one RC left)
Should be safe.
Eric NOULARD (developer)
2012-01-13 15:43

Has been included in 28.6

 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-06-24 17:05 Davorin Učakar New Issue
2011-06-25 03:51 Eric NOULARD Relationship added related to 0009654
2011-06-25 03:51 Eric NOULARD Assigned To => Eric NOULARD
2011-06-25 03:51 Eric NOULARD Status new => assigned
2011-06-25 03:58 Eric NOULARD Note Added: 0026969
2011-06-25 09:11 Davorin Učakar Note Added: 0026970
2011-09-05 16:17 Eric NOULARD Note Added: 0027360
2011-09-05 16:17 Eric NOULARD Status assigned => resolved
2011-09-05 16:17 Eric NOULARD Fixed in Version => CMake 2.8.6
2011-09-05 16:17 Eric NOULARD Resolution open => fixed
2011-09-12 17:11 David Cole Target Version => CMake 2.8.6
2011-10-27 09:52 Eric NOULARD Relationship added related to 0012542
2012-01-09 02:09 Eric NOULARD Relationship added related to 0012863
2012-01-13 15:43 Eric NOULARD Note Added: 0028298
2012-01-13 15:43 Eric NOULARD Status resolved => closed
2012-08-03 05:01 Eric NOULARD Relationship added related to 0013451
2012-09-18 13:31 Eric NOULARD Relationship added related to 0012864
2012-10-26 10:15 Eric NOULARD Relationship added related to 0013609

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