7.178. redhat-rpm-config

An updated redhat-rpm-config package that fixes several bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The redhat-rpm-config package is used during the build of RPM packages to apply various default distribution options determined by Red Hat. Also, redhat-rpm-config provides a few Red Hat RPM macro customizations, such as those used during the building of Driver Update packages.

Bug Fixes

Prior to this update, the find-requires.ksyms script provided by the redhat-rpm-config package could not locate the kernel Application Binary Interface (ABI) reference files provided by the kabi-whitelists package. As a consequence, building an RPM that contained a kernel module (*.ko) resulted in the "KERNEL ABI COMPATIBILITY WARNING" error message, and no compatibility check was performed. With this update, the kernel ABI reference files can be successfully located, and ABI compatibility of kernel object files can now be verified in the described situation.
RPM scans files during the build process for dependencies, and if a file is accidentally detected as a script by libmagic, RPM parses the first line for the "#!" string to get the interpreter. Previously, RPM could pick up random data if the "#!" string was not included at the beginning of the file. With this update, the RPM verification process is more thorough, and incorrect requirements are no longer picked up.
With this update, the redhat-rpm-config package has been added as a dependency of the rpm-build package. A new RPM virtual provide has been added to the system-rpm-config package, which allows system-rpm-config to be required by rpm-build while still being able to be replaced by a third party package.
Users of redhat-rpm-config are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.