File pax-utils.spec of Package pax-utils

# spec file for package pax-utils (Version 0.1.16)
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# icecream 0

Name:           pax-utils
BuildRequires:  libcap-devel
Summary:        Tools to Check ELF Files for Security Relevant Properties
Version:        0.1.16
Release:        42
License:        GPL v2 or later
Group:          Productivity/Security
BuildRoot:      %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-build

Tools to check ELF files for security relevant properties such as
non-executable stack.

    Ned Ludd <>
    Mike Frysinger <>


# This package failed when testing with -Wl,-as-needed being default.
# So we disable it here, if you want to retest, just delete this comment and the line below.
make pspax CFLAGS="%{optflags} -g -D_GNU_SOURCE -DWANT_SYSCAP" LDFLAGS="-lcap"
make CFLAGS="%{optflags} -g -D_GNU_SOURCE"

make DESTDIR="%{buildroot}" S=0 install

rm -rf %{buildroot}


* Fri Jun 19 2009
- disable as-needed for this package as it fails to build with it
* Tue Apr 01 2008
- new version 0.1.16
  * mostly manpage and portability improvements
* Fri Jan 26 2007
- new version 0.1.15
  * Support added for displaying em_machine via %%a format flag in scanelf
  * Make scanelf_file_bind() not output anything if quiet mode and the ELF is
  static or not setuid.
  * pspax: new options -u and -g
* Tue Nov 14 2006
- new version 0.1.13
  * supports scanning archives and searching for specific sections
* Wed Jan 25 2006
- converted neededforbuild to BuildRequires
* Mon Jan 09 2006
- new package pax-utils
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