On Sat, 2007-07-28 at 16:23 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
On Sat, 2007-07-28 at 16:02 -0400, Sam Folk-Williams wrote:
> I noticed this in the kernel-184.108.40.206-33.fc7.src.rpm spec file as I was
> revising the kernel build docs:
> #% define buildid .local
> Just need to remove that space before 'define', otherwise we get the
> following after uncommenting.
> error: line 15: Unknown tag: % define buildid .local
Better yet, double up the percent sign so that rpm doesn't try to
interpret the %define macro.
My guess is that the space is there specifically to prevent rpm from
interpreting the %define macro (simply # commenting doesn't prevent it).
%% is a cleaner way to do it, but some packagers may not realize it
disables the macro.