Is %autosetup another unwanted baby of Fedora?

Jindrich Novy novyjindrich at
Mon Jul 13 14:32:08 UTC 2015


it's quite new feature in rpmbuild:

I.e. since rpm-4.11.

On Jul 13, 2015 1:40 PM, "Marcin Juszkiewicz" <mjuszkiewicz at>

> Hi
> When I moved to Fedora after years of doing Debian packages I noticed that
> there is no such thing as patch management when it comes to Fedora
> packages. Everyone is using %patch macro with files of random patchlevel
> (some even use reverse patches).
> %autosetup was created to handle that but probably less than 5% of
> packages use it. Why?
> Is it because no one told that it exists? Or maybe because implementation
> has some issues which no one wants to fix? Or other (I exclude laziness of
> package maintainers)?
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