proper way to distinguish epel from fedora

Farkas Levente lfarkas at
Wed Nov 11 08:49:32 UTC 2009

On 11/11/2009 05:13 AM, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 November 2009 08:15:58 pm BJ Dierkes wrote:
>> On Nov 10, 2009, at 9:56 AM, Steve Traylen wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Manuel Wolfshant
>>> <wolfy at> wrote:
>>>> Farkas Levente wrote:
>>>>> hi,
>>>>> what's the proper way to distinguish epel from fedora in the spec
>>>>> file?
>>>>> i'd like to add
>>>>> ExcludeArch:    ppc ppc64
>>>>> on epel but not in case of fedora in a package (since there is no
>>>>> java
>>>>> on ppc on epel). but what's the current recommended way to do so?
>>>>> unfortunately %{?rhel} is not defined even in rhel-5 so what else
>>>>> can i
>> Is there any problem with:
>> %if %{el5}
>> ExcludeArch: ppc ppc64
>> %endif
> yes nothing defines %{el5}  and you would get a failure on all targets
> the correct way to handle it would be 
> %if 0%{?rhel} > 1
> ExcludeArch: ppc ppc64
> %endif

which is still not working for those who not install the extra packages
buildsys-macros and of course won't work with rhel 6 where these exclude
shouldn't have to defined.
so until now no one send a general good solution:-(

  Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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