Filtering requires/provides

Steven Pritchard steve at
Thu Mar 9 15:02:16 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 09:44:51AM +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> I don't quite understand what makes writing an external script and then
> modifying it from the specfile better than just emitting the script
> completely from the .spec in %prep, given that the script will usually
> be just a few lines.

I'm definitely not saying it is better.  It's a little bit
cleaner-looking maybe.

> >   Source1:
> For a guideline, that's a too generic filename.
> %{name} would be better.

I changed it to that in cpanspec (just committed to CVS if you feel
like fighting sourceforge's CVS).

> >   %define __perl_requires %%{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-%(%{__id_u} -n)-filter-requires
> Could possibly use %define __perl_requires %{buildroot}-filter-requires
> (untested).  The double %% appears to be a typo.

It is.

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