Unpacking SRPMs

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri May 17 19:36:13 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-05-17 at 16:37 +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> I'd like some scriptable way to unpack SRPMs up and including to the 
> %prep stage.  Ideally, the results would end up in a directory I 
> specify, and intermediate directories which only contain a single 
> subdirectory are skipped.  (The eventual goal is to run two such 
> directory tress through diff -uraN, and I want to avoid spurious 
> differences due to an update from foo-1.2 to foo-1.3.)
> I've already learned the hard way that I need to use something like mock 
> because some %prep script assume that build requires are installed.  But 
> mock does not appear to support an option to stop after the %prep stage.
> Unpacking SRPMs seems to be fairly common operation.  Has something like 
> this already been implemented?

'fedpkg prep'

(though it might have trouble in the case you mention with
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