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[opensuse-factory] Re: rpmlint 1.10 about to enter openSUSE Factory
On 10.10.2017 12:04, Richard Biener wrote:
On Mon, 9 Oct 2017, Dirk Müller wrote:

- env-script-interpreter: This is a new check that has a Badness of 9.
The value is so low because it triggers tremendously often right now.
Basically, for shell scripts installed with chmod +x in the typical
binary directories like /usr/bin and the like, it is alerting when the
script shebang starts with "#!.*env ". The intention here is to avoid
the rpm-dependency logic add a file-depends on /usr/bin/env (which is
useless) and have the *actual* interpreter added as dependency
instead. So to silence the warning, something like

sed -i -e "1 s,#! */usr/bin/env python,#!/usr/bin/python2,"

is needed. This lets the rpm-dependency magic add a proper
file-depends on /usr/bin/python2, pulling in python-base if it isn't
installed already.

Huh, why not fix RPM instead?

In addition to what Neal said: using `#!/usr/bin/env` is a bug in almost all
cases. It means that a
distro-provided script runs on an unspecified interpreter randomly found in
user's $PATH.

The RPM behavior re dependencies is a minor bug; the buggy script is a bigger
problem. To fix it, we
would need a brp or some other mechanism to rewrite the actual installed



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