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Re: Packaging guidelines: buildroot



Paul Howarth (paul city-fan org) said: 
> > Why isn't this the default for RPM, either patched into the default
> > RPM package, or in redhat-rpm-config?
> 
> If you take an SRPM with no BuildRoot: and try to build to build it as a
> regular user on just about any system it'll fail because nobody AFAIK
> currently ships an rpm package with a default buildroot. So even if it's
> fixed in rpm or mock, it'll be a while before it's safe to remove
> BuildRoot: tags if the packager wants any semblance of portability.

I see no reason why the default can't be pulled from the stock
system RPM macros; in fact, that's the logical place for it,
rather than per-package.

Bill


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