rpm changed behavior it terminates build if wrong version is specified

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Mon Oct 26 16:48:19 UTC 2015

On 10/23/2015 07:47 AM, Lubos Kardos wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to just to inform you that the new version of rpmbuild
> (rpm-build-4.13.0-0.rc1.6.fc24) that is available in rawhide terminates build
> when a wrong version format is used in spec i. e. epoch is not unsigned integer
> or mutilple separators are used.
> Example of wrong versions:
> Requires: packageA = -1:2.3-fc24      // negative epoch
> Requires: packageA = foo:2.3-fc24     // non alphanumeric epoch
> Requires: packageA = 1:3:2.3-fc24     // multiple separators ":"
> Requires: packageA = 1:2.3-5-12-fc24  // multiple separators "-"
> If you need to build packages which don't comply with these new rules then you
> can set macro %_wrong_version_format_terminate_build to 0 then only warnings
> are showed but building is not terminated.
> Some more info in [1].
> Lubos
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1251453

This seems to have broken building some python srpms:

Executing command: ['bash', '--login', '-c', '/usr/bin/rpmbuild -bs --target
noarch --nodeps /builddir/build/SPECS/scipy.spec'] with env {'LANG':
'en_US.UTF-8', 'TERM': 'vt100', 'SHELL': '/bin/bash', 'PROMPT_COMMAND':
'printf "\x1b]0;<mock-chroot>\x07<mock-chroot>"', 'PATH':
'/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin', 'HOME': '/builddir', 'HOSTNAME': 'mock'} and
shell False
error: line 53: Invalid version (epoch must be unsigned integer):
%{epoch}:0.16.1-1.fc24: Provides:       scipy = %{epoch}:0.16.1-1.fc24

This is from the automatically generated Provides form %python_provide.  It does:

        vr = rpm.expand("%{?epoch:%{epoch}:}%{version}-%{release}")

to generate the version request, so perhaps epoch is getting handled

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