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Re: Opinions: Providing "buildsys-macros" in the installed system



On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 22:36 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 07:34:05PM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > However, with more of these macros in use, the usage case of rebuilding the 
> > srpms on your local system starts to get harder, as these macros will be 
> > undefined and you'll have interesting results.  Perhaps surprising results.  
> > I propose we ship these macros in something like redhat-rpm-config for each 
> > release, so that when somebody is rebuilding a package on their system, the 
> > macros are defined correctly for whatever release they are running.  If they 
> > are rebuilding for another release/distribution, they really should be using 
> > mock, and having redhat-rpm-config define the right things within their mock 
> > chroot.
> 
> How about making them be "fc7.local" or "fc7.$(hostname)"? I find it really
> convenient to be able to distinguish between locally-built and official
> packages.
> 
> I know I can do "rpm -q --qf '%{buildhost}\n'", so it's not that big of a
> deal, but it's nice to have the information more visible.

Keep in mind that you can always override these locally. :)

~spot


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