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



On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 06:55:53 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Thursday 29 March 2007 02:53:04 Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > Adding macro usage without adding the macros to "something like
> > redhat-rpm-config" is not good.
> >
> > Historically, the plan has always been to add the macros to such a
> > package. Hearing about "resistance" is news to me.
> >
> > It is already unexpected and inconvenient enough to need "--define fedora
> > 6" or similar when rebuilding some packages.
> 
> I see criticism here for how we use the buildsystem, but I don't see an actual 
> opinion as to making these macros work on the installed system.
> 
> I assume from your last sentence that you're in favor, but I'd rather not make 
> assumptions.

Yes, I'm in favour of adding them.

I find it ridiculous that Fedora spec files make use of macros, which are
not available after installing the distribution.


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