[Fedora-packaging] Re: Re: Wrong buildroot ...

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Feb 12 18:55:55 UTC 2007

Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>> If you know how to fix RPM to do some of these things, please do
>> tell.
> I haven't looked at the rpm source at all yet, but I think the
> buildroot is one that can be "fixed" just using a macro.
> From /usr/lib/rpm/macros:
> # ---- Optional rpmrc macros.
> #       Macros that are initialized as a side effect of rpmrc and/or spec
> #       file parsing.
> #
> #       Configurable build root path, same as BuildRoot: in a specfile.
> #       (Note: the configured macro value will override the spec file value).
> #
> #%buildroot
> If the packaging committee wanted to make a standard buildroot and
> enforce it have the build systems set %buildroot.  

We looked into that.  I recall there some serious implementation 
problems with that method.

-- Rex

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