On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 08:08:04PM +0100, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Package: mock
> /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/mockbuild/util.py contains chattr. According 
> to file it is a C++ source, ASCII text


Interestingly the chattr system invokation seems to be used in
an exception handler. There seems to be many other ways that may
be used to deal with this. The overall function seems to be a helper
to remove a directory tree.

If chattr is not available this should not have a greater impact
than the rmtree function simply not being able to do 'chattr -R -i ...'
to try to get a file removed. Other methods should still be tried etc.

It does thus not seem vital to have a e2fsprogs dependency.

I have no idea how important the util.py file and the rmtree
functionality is to mock, which might turn the expectation even lower.

As it looks to me mock should at most Recommend e2fsprogs.

Would be great to hear maintainers opinion about if this bug report
should simply be closed without any action or if a Recommends sounds

Andreas Henriksson

Reply via email to