On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 12:38 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
Ralf Corsepius wrote :
Your example is bad. On a default installation, you'll hit
problems in /usr/src/ way before hitting them on /var/tmp...
you need the users to define stuff in their ~/.rpmmacros anyway. Why not
just also set %_tmppath there at the same time?
Agreed, in a perfect world users
should not have to add anything
to .rpmmacros, but ... real world is different.
Makes your example work
fine. FYI, I never used /var/tmp for _tmppath when I used to build
on real systems... now with mach and mock, I don't care anymore.
would default to ~/<somedir>, or if redhat was shipping an
rpm with a safe %buildroot, none of these issues wouldn't have popped
Current real world is different: Users set %_topdir in .rpmmacros but
nobody sets %_tmppath.
I'd really prefer we try to move forward here, i.e. get some
on my point n°2 about trying to set a sane (non empty like currently)
default for BuildRoot, so that we can simply forget about it in a few
IMO the answer is clear: We are playing with symptoms. It should be
solved inside of RPM. Unfortunately the responsible parties seem to
prefer to push this issue to users, instead of solving it.