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

TASAKA Mamoru mtasaka at
Sun Jun 17 04:47:43 UTC 2012

Paul Wouters wrote, at 06/17/2012 09:46 AM +9:00:
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2012, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> 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.
> Then add redhat-rpm-config as a buildrequire for all fedora packages.
> (though that might be a catch22)

I guess you know this:

>>> 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.
> Someone building non-fedora/non-epel rpms should be expected to create
> their own version of foo-rpm-config that satisfies/obsoletes the same
> dependancy as redhat-rpm-config.
>>> Surely most people have it installed anyway.
>> Well, fedora packagers will have it installed, because
>> fedora-packager pulls it in.
> group names are no replacements for proper dependancies. People who
> build rpms need to be able to "yum install rpmbuild" and get a working
> setup. They should not need to spend an hour googling on why their
> debuginfo packages don't get build.

Same as above.


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