[Fedora-packaging] Re: Using %global instead of %define

David Malcolm dmalcolm at redhat.com
Tue Apr 24 19:51:51 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 21:46 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> We unanimously agreed to this, and we decided to take this even
> further to generally discourage use of %define in favour of %global. I
> created a proposal for the guidelines at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/global_preferred_over_define
> It also contains the Packaging/* pages that need editing, which I
> eye-ball-checked that they only contain trivial %defines.
Can rpmlint detect a %define that should be a %global ?  (or could it be
extended to perform such a test?)  

It would be nice to be able to automatically detect such possibly
problematic cases.

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