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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-23273

RPM post-install should not do a "chown -R ${JENKINS_USER:-jenkins} ${JENKINS_HOME:-/var/lib/jenkins}"


      The jenkins-1.565-1.1 RPM contains a post-install script with performs the following:

      # Ensure the right ownership on files
      . /etc/sysconfig/jenkins
      chown -R ${JENKINS_USER:-jenkins} /var/log/jenkins
      chown -R ${JENKINS_USER:-jenkins} ${JENKINS_HOME:-/var/lib/jenkins}

      These chowns can take a very long time on systems with lots of files. A couple of our Jenkins boxes have thousands of files in a the /var/lib/jenkins/workspace directory (which itself is a network mount), which means this chown takes many minutes to complete (like ~15 minutes) and actually changes the ownership of no files. This holds up package deployment unnecessarily.

      I propose that either these chowns be removed entirely (the RPM spec sets the ownership of things the RPM puts down), or better yet that they're restricted to specific files.

            rarabaolaza Raul Arabaolaza
            coofercat Ralph Bolton
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