BuildRequires: redhat-rpm-config

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Fri Nov 15 03:25:36 UTC 2013

On 11/14/2013 06:13 PM, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On 11/14/2013 05:45 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> On Thu, 2013-11-14 at 08:56 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>>   - Is this a bug in redhat-rpm-config/Python/RPM/Fedora?
>> 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.
> Well, technically rpmbuild does NOT require redhat-rpm-config to
> function, building "Fedora compliant" packages does. Anyway, I got tired
> of this argument in March, so Fedora >= 20 has this:

I haven't tried, but in my understanding, this change renders it 
impossible to use Fedora's rpm to build non-Fedora rpms


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