- Previously, the brp-python-bytecompile script skipped those paths that included "/usr/lib.*/python.+/" string. Consequently, when creating an RPM that contained Python modules in paths (like "/opt/myapp/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/mypackage/"), bytecode was not created. The reproducer specification has been changed, and bytecode is now created for all paths.
- When wildcard characters were used with the "%caps" tag in the spec file, the rpmbuild utility terminated unexpectedly. The provided patch corrects the problem by making a copy of the caps data for each file it applies to, and thus rpmbuild no longer crashes in the described scenario.
- Previously, when installing a package with a high (80k) number of files, the RPM Package Manager terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. As a workaround, the segmentation fault has been replaced with an error message when a package with a high number of files fails to install.
- Previously the rpm program attempted to unconditionally process any "%include" directive it found in a spec file, either leading to unwanted content in the package or error messages. The updated rpm package properly honours various spec conditionals for "%include".
- With this update, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 backwards-compatibility option, "%_strict_script_errors macro", has been added. The default behavior of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 does not change with this update and users that do not demand this option specifically are not advised to use it.