BuildRequires: redhat-rpm-config

Paul Wouters paul at
Thu Nov 14 16:32:39 UTC 2013

On Thu, 14 Nov 2013, Adam Jackson wrote:

> Yes.  People hit this _constantly_ in a lot of ways.  Like "why am I not
> getting debuginfo packages".  The theory is that you might want to build
> with some other set of macros, which is why rpmbuild doesn't just
> require r-r-c.
> I think this is foolish, and that we should just fix rpmbuild: if you
> wanted some other set of macros, start by rebuilding rpm to require
> something other than r-r-c.  The counter-argument is - and I find this
> completely baffling - that it's easier to replace packages than rebuild
> them, so that instead rpmbuild should Require: system-rpm-config and
> then r-r-c happens to be what provides that by default.  Which, sure,
> that's also a thing we could do.
> Either solution would be better than what we have.

Agreed, and said so in the past. I had to add it as buildrequires: to


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