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Re: cleaning build dir

On Aug 22, 2006, at 5:40 PM, Lars Wilke wrote:

Is this stuff documented, especially how one is going to use that
thing to cleanup after the build. What will rpm choose as BuildRoot
in this version?

rpm-4.4.7 will use the value of %{buildroot} from macros rather than
from a spec file. Similarly %clean, from configuration, not from spec files.

Not a whole lot to document, and not really major surgery. But yes, the
%{buildroot} macro is documented in /usr/lib/rpm/macros, and whatever I
decide to do to make %clean configurable will be documented there when I'm
done as well.

Meanwhile, ignoring BuildRoot: and %clean in spec files is sure to
confuse, and not because of lack of documentation within rpm, but rather through
misleading but well-meaning tutorials and such. It will take years for
the noise to subside, if ever.

Not my rpm problem, %clean and BuildRoot: from a spec file are largely
cut-n-paste boilerplate these days, always have been.

But i bet you will tell me know that it doesn't matter that much, right :)

The desire to delete the build sub-directory is known, already mentioned at https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/rpm-devel/2006-August/ 001346.html

I  get to hack on rpm only on weekends ...

73 de Jeff

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