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Re: %configure assuming in-source-tree builds



On Sun, 22 Jun 2008 13:13:06 -0400, Michel Salim wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Some upstream developers recommend that their software (thinking of LLVM
> and PLT Scheme, but there must be others) *not* be configured and built
> at the top-level source directory (typically recommending using build/,
> object/ or some such).
> 
> When this is needed, currently the Fedora packager has to revert to
> calling the configure script directly, foregoing the %configure macro,
> and copying as much of the configure settings by hand. Would it be a
> desirable feature to, say, be able to declare
> 
> %define configure_relative_path ..
> 
> and then have %configure use the value of that instead of './' when
> calling the actual configure script?

Try this in your spec (substitute SOMEPATH appropriately):

%global configure %(rpm --eval %%configure|sed -e 's!./configure!SOMEPATH/configure!')

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