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Re: [opensuse] warnings
  • From: ajtiM <ajtim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 15:51:58 -0600
  • Message-id: <200511061551.58365.ajtim@xxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 06 November 2005 15:41, Pascal Bleser wrote:
> ajtiM wrote:
> > I installed package abcde with Synaptic and i got warnings::
> > While installing package abcde-2.3.3-0.pm.0:
> > warning: user kosta does not exist - using root
>
> ...
>
> > What is wrong, please?
>
> Nothing bad.
> RPM packages include a list of files that are installed (which is,
> obviously, the primary goal of RPM packages ;)).
>
> It also stores information about access rights, owner user and owner
> group. It's just a slight bug in the package, as the files have been
> stored as belonging to a user named "kosta" (who is most probably the
> person who made the package ;)). When installing the package, RPM also
> applies a "chown kosta" on the files, notices there's no user named
> "kosta" on your system and falls back to chown'ing them to root.
> It just gives you a warning that it did so.
>
> Nothing bad, will work just fine, but a small bug in the package.
>
> Please file a bug report to Packman => packman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> and it will be fixed.
>
> cheers

Thank you very much to everyone for explanation :)


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