redhat-rpm-config and %configure

Jussi Lehtola jussilehtola at
Fri Nov 19 22:14:24 UTC 2010

On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:59:26 -0700
Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:52:03 -0700
> Orion Poplawski <orion at> wrote:
> > Unfortunately, RHEL6 redhat-rpm-config's %configure macro does not
> > use %{_configure} to allow you to redefine the location of the
> > configure script
> > (  Do we have
> > any recourse in EPEL to override it or are we stuck with it?
> I can't think of any sane way for us to override it off hand. ;( 

As a workaround one can just run
 ln -s ../configure .
and then %configure should work just fine (if automake has been
properly set up, that is).

If it doesn't work, you may have to copy around some files for which
automake assumes certain locations.
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at

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