mock and the dist tag

Andrew Parker andrewparker at
Wed Nov 28 11:05:32 UTC 2007

On Nov 28, 2007 12:50 AM, Jeff Krebs <jkrebs at> wrote:
> * Andrew Parker (andrewparker at wrote:
> > When I build an RPM with mock, it gets the standard Fedora dist tag
> > (.fc8).  If I want to change it to use my own dist tag, how can I do
> > that?  Ordinarily I'd do rpmbuild --define 'dist ????' but that's not
> > appropriate with mock.
> The ".rpmmacros" file is helpful.  You can add things like gpg
> signatures and such.  I think the line:
> %distribution fc8
> may do what you're asking.
> Jeff Krebs

that works for rpmbuild, but mock creates a chroot and you don't get
the opportunity to create that file

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