fedpkg / koji error

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Tue Oct 23 15:23:54 UTC 2012

On 10/22/2012 10:37 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 10/22/2012 10:43 PM, Tom Callaway wrote:
>> On 10/22/2012 12:09 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>> There is currently no way to "undefine" a macro at the rpm commandline,
>>> rpmbuild --define "xxxx %{nil}" ?
>> Huh, I swear I knew that once. :) Attached is a patch to use the %{nil}
>> behavior instead of setting the unused dist macro to 0. I smoke tested
>> and confirmed that the %{rhel} macro is unset on Fedora with this patch
>> applied.
> I haven't tried your patch, but don't you have to unset/define %{nil}
> all build-host related rpm macros from /etc/rpm/macros.dist?
> It's at least what I can not avoid doing in my before-mentioned
> build-scripts.
> I.e. when running my script on Fedora 17, I invoke rpmbuild this way:
> rpmbuild ... \
>  --define "fedora %{nil}" --define "fc17 %{nil}"
>  --define "dist .el6" --define "rhel 6"  --define "el6 1"
>  ...
> Otherwise constructs such as
> %{?fc17:xxxx}
> %{?el6:yyyy}
> also won't work correctly in rpm.specs.
> IIUC, fedpkg with your patch sets %dist and unsets %fedora, but it
> doesn't seem to catch "fc17".

Yeah, thats a valid corner case. It wasn't in the original issue, so I
didn't think about it. I'll work on a fix that covers that as well.


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