Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-buildservice (312 mails)

< Previous Next >
Re: [opensuse-buildservice] RPMLINT report: -ramlog
  • From: Christian Boltz <opensuse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 21:28:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <200907272128.51627@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

on Montag, 27. Juli 2009, doiggl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
From the rpmlint report which items are the really easy ones to fix.
Can anyone provide any hints on how these should be coded in.

You can find some information about rpmlint warnings on

In many cases, reading the rpmlint messages should give you the
information you need.

Which are the really important ones to fix ?.

Basically all of them ;-)

ramlog.src: W: %install-no-mkdir-buildroot
Your install section removes the buildroot but does not create them
in a secure way, which allows attackers to trivially play tricks with
on you. use mkdir %buildroot (no -p option!) or don't clean the
buildroot in
%install, because that's anyway already done for you by rpm.

Remove those lines from your spec
## [ "$RPM_BUILD_ROOT" != "/" ] && rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
and it should work.

ramlog.src:17: W: hardcoded-packager-tag Jan
The Packager tag is hardcoded in your spec file. It should be
removed, so as
to use rebuilder's own defaults.

Remove this line:
Packager: Jan Andrejkovic
(Note: Maybe you'll get a new warning about missing packager tag then -
ignore it ;-)

ramlog.src:15: W: hardcoded-path-in-buildroot-tag
A path is hardcoded in your Buildroot tag. It should be replaced by

Self-explaining - change the BuildRoot: setting as described.

ramlog.noarch: W: incoherent-subsys /etc/init.d/ramlog $prog
The filename of your lock file in /var/lock/subsys/ is incoherent
with your actual init script name. For example, if your script name
is httpd, you have
to use 'httpd' as the filename in your subsys directory. It is also
that rpmlint gets this wrong, especially if the init script contains
nontrivial shell variables and/or assignments. These cases usually
manifest themselves when rpmlint reports that the subsys name starts
a with '$'; in these cases a warning instead of an error is reported
and you should check the
script manually.

Basically self-explaining - and might be a false positive.
Check that your initscript really uses /var/lock/subsys/ramlog as lock
file. If this is the case, this is a false positive.

ramlog.noarch: W: init-script-without-%stop_on_removal-preun
The init script should have a %preun script that calls

Self-explaining: Add a new section to your spec:


ramlog.noarch: W: missing-dependency-to-cron for cron script
This package installs a file in /etc/cron.*/ but doesn't require cron
to be installed. as cron is not part of the essential packages, your
package should
explicitely require cron to make sure that your cron job is executed.
If it is
an optional feature of your package, recommend or suggest cron.

Add "cron" to Requires, Recommends or Suggests - depending on how hard
your script depends on the daily cronjob.

ramlog.src: W: no-%build-section
The spec file does not contain a %build section. Even if some
packages don't
directly need it, section markers may be overridden in rpm's
configuration to
provide additional "under the hood" functionality, such as injection
of automatic -debuginfo subpackages. Add the section, even if empty.

Self-explaining - add a %build section.

ramlog.noarch: W: no-version-in-last-changelog
ramlog.src: W: no-version-in-last-changelog
The last changelog entry doesn't contain a version. Please insert the
that is coherent with the version of the package and rebuild it.

Basically self-explaining, but could be a false positive since your
changelog contains

* Sun Jun 08 2008 Jan Andrejkovic <jandrejkovic@xxxxxxxxx>
- version 1.1.0 released:


Christian Boltz
Next I can reboot and install witouth the need to burn a DVD. Remember
that then [the local installation source] should be on a partition you
are not going to format, because it is very hard to read data from a
partition you just formatted. ;-) [houghi in opensuse]
To unsubscribe, e-mail: opensuse-buildservice+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxx
For additional commands, e-mail: opensuse-buildservice+help@xxxxxxxxxxxx

< Previous Next >