Full subpackage (-n type) with different version from main package

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 20:24:38 UTC 2013

On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 15:07:58 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:

> Ok, apparently I've been unintentionally obtuse...
> The problem isn't (directly) with %setup. I know how to do that.
> The problem is when you have a (-n type) subpackage that is of a different
> version from the main source.
> Maximum RPM tells you properly that you can include a Version: tag from
> inside your %package. The problem is then %setup grabs the version tag from
> the subpackage and not the main one.
> The solution is to define your own version macro, in this case %tsqlver,
> and use it for both the main Version: tag and in setup: %setup -q -n
> %{name}-%{tqslver}.
> This is what Maximum RPM fails to explain, it doesn't show a %setup line in
> it's example of a subpackage that's a different version from the main
> package.

Remember that the "Version:" implicitly defines %{version}, so the last
one in the spec file takes precedence. Then you cannot use

  %setup -q -n %{srcname}-%{version}

as you need to replace %{version} properly.

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