[Fedora-packaging] makeinstall macro still allowed?

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Wed Aug 11 12:39:18 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 11 August 2010, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:21:13 +0530, Parag wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> >   Do we allow makeinstall macro to be used in spec? I see one case
> > 
> > pango.spec uses it. I also see if I use the guidelines
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Why_the_.25makeinstal
> > l_macro_should_not_be_used, then we can avoid its usage.
> The guidelines are clear about this. If an invocation like
>   make DESTDIR=${RPM_BUILD_ROOT} install
> works (and DESTDIR may have a different name), it MUST be preferred over
> the brute-force %makeinstall.
> On the other hand, %makeinstall (see "rpm --eval %makeinstall" for what it
> does), may still be used for package, which use custom Makefiles and
> don't contain a $DESTDIR installation (or a similar technique).

BTW, just for completeness, %make_install (with the underscore) exists 
nowadays too, and seems to do "make install DESTDIR=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT" but I 
don't see why that would be beneficial over just using the 
unobfuscated/expanded form.

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