[packagers] builders: please include rpm-macros-rpmforge in your build environments

Tom G. Christensen tgc at statsbiblioteket.dk
Fri Oct 23 10:14:40 CEST 2009


Christoph Maser wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 22.10.2009, 19:23 +0200 schrieb Robert Hardy:
>> Hello,
>> While I appreciate the repairs to Perl packages. In my honest opinion
>> it's
>> really bad form to have packages with manditory undefined macros.
> 
> 
> Isn't that the same redaht/fedora do with "redhat-rpm-config". Afaik you
> really need it to rebuild their RPMs but its nevers set as dependency.
> 
> So lets just put it on the howto-rebuild Wiki-page: "YOU NEED
> rpm-macros-rpmforge"!
> 
+1
I'm very much in favor of not adding such basic buildroot requirements 
as BRs.

It should also be noted that Fedora 12 will include the filter* macros 
directly in redhat-rpm-config.
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=516240 and also
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/AutoProvidesAndRequiresFiltering

-tgc



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