Fedora non-standard build environment (%_host etc.)

Jeff Johnson n3npq at nc.rr.com
Sat Feb 12 16:22:42 UTC 2005

Jos Vos wrote:

>On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 10:14:14AM -0500, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>>THe issue with pango is perhaps subtle.
>>In a multilib environment, pango was one of about 6 or so packages that
>>had to change because of path collisions.
>>The fix was to create a per-platform directory.
>>How that directory is named, and how the path is determined, have nothing
>>whatsoever to do with the original problem that needed to be solved, i.e.
>>changing the path so that components were not clobbered in a multilib 
>All fine, but my answer is still not answered (unless I'm missing the
>point in your answer): why is %_host evaluated to i386-redhat-linux-gnu
>in the RH build environment and to i686-redhat-linux-gnu on a standard
>Fedora/RHEL system.
>Is this an intentional, explicit setting in the RH environment, or is
>it done for a few packages only, or...

All depends on how build systems are configured. Get a copy of rpm --showrc
from a RH build, and configure your build machine the same way.

There are as few overrides and "secret sauce" as possible in beehive, by 
OTOH, arch happens to be one configuration parameter that is overridden 

There are certainly no per-package unique build configuration flags by 
intent. OTOH,
configurations can and do rot, and there is the occaisional need to 
expedite a package
build with a hack to get the job done.


73 de Jeff

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