[scl.org] Removing 'scls' from %{_sysconfdir} and %{_localstatedir}?

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Mon Mar 2 17:18:04 UTC 2015

On 03/02/2015 05:36 PM, Jan Zelený wrote:
> On 2. 3. 2015 at 16:00:15, Honza Horak wrote:
>> On 03/02/2015 09:29 AM, Jan Zelený wrote:
>>> -- snip --
>>>> That means we'd just set %_scl_prefix to /opt/fedora/scls in fedora,
>>>> while default could stay what it is in scl-utils (just removing the
>>>> scls/ hardcoded in the %{_sysconfdir} and similiar macros would be
>>>> needed).
>>> Please correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe there is mechanism in
>>> Fedora that would allow you to do this kind of configuration outside of
>>> scl- utils. Does this mean you'd like to start a package similar to
>>> redhat-rpm- config that would be maintained by Env. & Stacks?
>> Such a package could be tricky, since we cannot depend on rpm reading
>> the files under /etc/rpm/macros* in some defined order, do we? But when
>> doing it agnostic to ordering, it would be possible. Another way just
>> from top of my head are guidelines that would require it.
> The order is actually pretty well defined. When loading macros, rpm reads files
> in /etc/rpm in alphabetical order (C locale). The same applies for all the
> other directories where macro files can be (/usr/lib/rpm for instance but there
> is a number of possible locations).

Thanks for explanation, I'll try to read the doc before assuming 
anything the next time :)


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