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Re: Macros available in Fedora but not RHEL <= 4: Create epel-rpm-config?



On Tuesday 20 March 2007 08:11:35 am Axel Thimm wrote:
> There are a couple of useful macros available in Fedora >=5 (maybe
> even 4) due to the higher rpm version like the bcond macros and maybe
> more.
>
> If a Fedora package uses these macros then for RHEL5 there is no
> problem, but it breaks on RHEL4 and RHEL3. The fast way out is to add
> the macro definitions at the top of the specfile.
>
> But this will fork specfiles for no real reason, I'd rather see
> keeping the same specfile for EPEL and Fedora (unless
> abi/api/stability force chosing another version for EPEL than for
> Fedora).
>
> Could we have the few macros available in Fedora but not older RHEL
> releases placed in an epel-rpm-config package and have this be part of
> the default build chroots? That way EPEL builds are more compatible to
> conventional Fedora builds.
Sounds fine to me. feel free to write up a spec.  would it make sense to have 
them in epel-release or elsewhere?

-- 
Dennis Gilmore, RHCE


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