Mattias Ellert wrote, at 03/23/2009 11:31 PM +9:00:
It was suggested to me to bring this issue to this list.
The packaging guidelines says that a package should not own a directory
that is owned by a package on which it depends.
The packaging guidelines also says that packages should own all
directories needed in order not to leave orphaned directories after a
The way rpm/yum currently works these guidelines are contradicting and
you must choose which one to implement in your packaging.
My question is - is this a bug in yum/rpm, or a flaw in the packaging
I guess this is a bug in rpm. As far as I am correct current Fedora packaging
guidelines assume this is properly handled by rpm.
Actually I filed bug 490975 and am waiting for comments from rpm maintainers.