package for Fedora and EPEL from one spec source?

Gerd v. Egidy lists at
Tue Feb 1 15:27:08 UTC 2011

Hi Steve,

> > I want to submit it for Fedora and EPEL 5. The differences between the
> > two are
> > minimal, there are just some programs missing in EPEL which need to be
> > commented out in the default config.
> This page
> and the buildsys macros RPM on EPEL5 should help you.

Thanks for the pointers. Installing the buildsys-macros did it.

How can I make sure that buildsys-macros is installed?
BuildRequires: buildsys-macros
won't work because there is no buildsys-macros on Fedora. And

%if 0%{?rhel}
BuildRequires: buildsys-macros

is not going to work too...

BTW, why must buildsys-macros be downloaded manually from the above URL and is 
not included in the regular EPEL repository?

Kind regards,


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