redhat-rpm-config and rpm-build (fwd)

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Fri Jun 15 11:55:29 UTC 2012

On 06/15/2012 05:03 AM, Jens Petersen wrote:
>> yum install rpm-build should install an rpmbuild version that works
>> as expected for fedora. Currently, it does not because it is missing the
>> dependancy on redhat-rpm-config.
> Well I tend to agree: it would be the least surprising behaviour for most fedora packagers.
I think it's a silly idea.

rpm-build is a generic tool and redhat-rpm-config is a redhat 
specific/proprietary add-on/plugin to it.

> Though I understand the point about keeping rpmbuild generic -
> I don't see how pulling in redhat-rpm-config would break generic rpms?
Though I don't have a current example of current redhat-rpm-config 
breaking generic rpms, history is full of such cases.

I think I BZ'ed several of them several years ago.

> Surely most people have it installed anyway.
Well, fedora packagers will have it installed, because
fedora-packager pulls it in.


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