[Fedora-packaging] Packaging guidelines for Emacsen add-on packages

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Tue May 29 23:26:30 UTC 2007

On 27/05/07, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> wrote:
> Regarding the current Emacsen add-on draft,
> * Added some more info about requiring a version of (X)Emacs newer than or
> equal to the one used to compile the *.elcs, and how to find that version out
> dynamically during package build.

Actually, I was just testing this, and it doesn't work.

You added these macros:
%define emacsversion v=$(rpm -q --qf=%%{VERSION} emacs) ; case $v in
2*) echo $v ;; *) echo 0 ;; esac

%define xemacsversion v=$(rpm -q --qf=%%{VERSION} xemacs) ; case $v in
2*) echo $v ;; *) echo 0 ;; esac

And so whenthere is a Requires: emacs-common >= %{emacsversion} you
get an error like this:

error: line 21: Dependency tokens must begin with alpha-numeric, '_'
or '/': Requires:  emacs-common >= v=$(rpm -q --qf=%{VERSION} emacs) ;
case $v in 2*) echo $v ;; *) echo 0 ;; esac


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