[Sugar-devel] Full Licence field

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue Mar 24 06:09:56 EDT 2009

Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:07:30AM +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>>> Basically, have rpm -V ignore timestamp verification on %license files.
>> Make that "have rpm -V ignore timestamp verification on files whose  
>> hardlink count is > 1". That's reasonably in line with how rpm -V  
>> currently treats files shared among multiple packages and makes  
>> hardlink-on-content verification-friendly for any files, and without  
>> making licenses a totally oddball special case in verify.
> gcc contains hardlinks (e.g. /usr/bin/{,x86_64-redhat-linux-}gcc) and for
> these I'd prefer if the timestamp verification was done. 
What for?

You seem to be forgetting that files system are not read-only. Any user 
has the liberty to "move/copy" around files or "touch" them.

What you really want is "identical contents", not matching timestamps.


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