[Fedora-packaging] %bits macro?
rc040203 at freenet.de
Sat Mar 1 06:01:12 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 17:14 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 23:02 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 16:50 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 14:48 -0700, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > > > It might me useful to have a %bits macro automatically set to 32 or 64
> > > > as appropriate. Does this seem useful or is there a better way?
> > >
> > > I'm not aware of a better way, this would be quite useful IMHO.
> > A better way would be to rewrite any code requiring such tricks to not
> > require them.
> > In modern C/C++ there hardly is any need for such band-aids (cf.
> > stdint.h, inttypes.h, limits.h)
> But this would be handy if we can use it during the build.
> We could do little tricks like:
> Requires: foo.%bits
> Provides: foo.%bits
> and it would let us get rid of multilib file-requires like:
Why would this be helpful?
All you do this way, is to replace one "natural/direct"
"Requires/Provides" with another, "artificial/indirect"" one.
I don't see how this would be helpful.
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