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Re: noarch subpackages



Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 18:28 +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
>> > Except it should be:
>> > %if 0%{?fedora} > 9 || 0%{?rhel} > 5
>>
>> it'd be nice if _all_ packages which have noarch subpackage use this
>> since most fedora packager reply to my such patches that they don't care
>> about rhel/centos:-(
>
> This should really be a macro in rpm, as it has to be duplicated in so
> many places. Say, %{_noarch_subpackage} which would expand to
>
> %if 0%{?fedora} > 9 || 0%{?rhel} > 5
> BuildArch:	noarch
> %endif

Yes, it really should. Otherwise, some will look like:

%if 0%{?fedora} > 9
BuildArch:	noarch
%endif

and others like:

%if 0%{?fedora} > 9 || 0%{?rhel} > 5
BuildArch:	noarch
%endif

If you need further proof of the confusion simply look to this thread.

Plus it is more expressive as to what the intent of the check is for,
allowing a smoother migration process if, in the future, a check is put in
for the rpm version.

It would also allow a non-Fedora/RHEL/CentOS distro (SuSE???) to implement
their own macro.



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