[Rpmlint-discuss] Questions about distro/package specific suppression of an rpmlint check
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Mon Jan 26 15:26:15 CET 2009
(To rpmlint-discuss, CC'd to fedora-mingw)
I would like to suppress certain rpmlint errors in a distro/package
specific way, ie. without needing to involve changes to upstream
As a concrete example, if the distribution is Fedora and the package
name is mingw32-*, I would like to suppress the 'devel-file-in-
non-devel' package warning completely. There are others too listed at
 but for now I'm just concentrating on this one warning.
I read some other messages on this list, for example  and the code
at , however these seem to concern adding new warnings/errors,
which is certainly a useful thing to do, but not what I want to do at
The other problem is that dropping files into /usr/share/rpmlint isn't
manageable from RPM. Firstly it requires editing an array entry in
/usr/share/rpmlint/Config.py. Secondly (less importantly) it means
that our base package would need to depend on rpmlint.
Any thoughts on this? I'm probably missing how to do it.
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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