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Re: Macro %so has illegal name - why?





--- On Thu, 5/22/08, Toralf Lund <toralf procaptura com> wrote:

> From: Toralf Lund <toralf procaptura com>
> Subject: Macro %so has illegal name - why?
> To: "RPM Mailing List" <rpm-list redhat com>
> Date: Thursday, May 22, 2008, 11:30 AM
> Just tried the following in an rpm spec file
> 
> %define so .so
> 
> When I tried building with this (rpmbuild -bb), I got
> 
> error: Macro %so has illegal name (%define)
> 
> Why? I mean, obviously rpmbuild didn't like my macro
> name, so I can just 
> change it to something else, but what exactly is wrong with
> it? What are 
> the rules? I this documented anywhere?
As long as I remember macro should be at least 3 character long.
Why - I have no idea.

Valery.

> 
> - Toralf
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