can someone enlighten me??

Farkas Levente lfarkas at
Wed Nov 19 15:18:39 UTC 2008

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 03:01:56PM +0100, Farkas Levente wrote:
>> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> Anyway, what are you actually trying to achieve?  I'm assuming this is
>>> part of your plan to combine /etc/rpm/macros.mingw32 and
>>> /usr/bin/mingw32-configure into a single script.  This is an admirable
>>> goal because it reduces duplication, but if it means using some
>>> massively complex shell hackery instead, then the cure might be worse
>>> than the disease.
>>> I'd prefer to see a patch which keeps the duplication, if that's going
>>> to be quicker.
>> ok so here is the current state of the patch and a few comments.
>> - add a few more path macros just to be complete
>> - put into one line the _mingw32_cflags because currently during compile
>> it look very ugly with the line beaks in all gcc command line
>> - add a _mingw32_env macro with define all useful enviroment variable to
>> be able to use at different places (if you like i can explain all variable)
>> - rewrite _mingw32_configure to use the env and use all configure options
>> - add _mingw32_make and _mingw32_makeinstall macros
>> actually we've got projects which not use autoconf just a makefile, but
>> like to compile it without problems.
> Yup, I cannot see any problem with that patch.  Except you need to
> add -mms-bitfields to the mingw32-configure shell script too so
> that they are kept the same.
> Do you want to apply the patch, or would you like me to do it?
>> in this case i can add a new one liner file into
>> libexec like:
>> $(rpm --eval "%{_"`basename $0|tr "-" "_"`"}")
>> and create symlinks in bin to this file as mingw32-configure,
>> mingw32-make, mingw32-env and these can be run. so every script can use
>> macros.mingw32, but currently not working:-(
> Honestly, don't worry about this.  Just keep the duplication for now.

for me that's the most annoying thing:-(
that's why i do the whole stuff.
so probably on friday i'll have some free time to find the reason why
not work. while this works:
rpm --eval %{_mingw32_configure}>out;chmod +x out;./out
i can't find any other "in script" solution to run the output of rpm

  Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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