Changes in mock?

Jeff Sheltren sheltren at
Mon Apr 10 23:58:48 UTC 2006

On Apr 10, 2006, at 6:42 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:

> Am Montag, den 10.04.2006, 14:57 +0100 schrieb Paul Howarth:
>> Christoph Wickert wrote:
>> [that he's having trouble with mock's macros..]
>> mock uses "yum groupinstall build", which in FC5's yum does not  
>> pull in
>> the buildsys-macros package.
>> msg02015.html
> Ok, thanks for the pointer. Although I red this message before I  
> wasn't
> aware that _this_ was my problem.
> Your workaround works fine here but does this mean I can no longer use
> any "%if "%fedora" >" statements in my specfiles?
> Chris

It may be easier to do this:

Edit your local /etc/mock/*.cfg files, and change the 'buildgroup'  
setting to be:
config_opts['buildgroup'] = 'build build-base build-minimal'

That way, mock will call yum as: 'yum groupinstall build build-base  
build-minimal', and you'll get all the packages you'd expect, and it  
saves you creating a local repo as Paul described.


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