rpm bug?

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Tue Jul 24 20:02:36 CEST 2007

On Jul 24, 2007, at 1:46 PM, Jakub Bogusz wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 11:24:49AM +0200, Tomasz Wittner wrote:
>> On Thu 19. of July 2007, 16:04, Elan Ruusamäe wrote:
>>> On Thursday 19 July 2007 11:44:14 Marcin Król wrote:
>>>>> not sure how to put this in proper words, but querying binheader
>>>>> results this, one should query srcheaders.
>>>> Anyone brave enough to make requried changes into builder  
>>>> script? :)
>>> well. somebody mentioned that builder script should not depend on  
>>> any
>>> higher language liker perl.... so...
>> But why? Better have broken tool than use suitable language?
> Better broken in some corner cases than unusable for bootstrap...
> (anyway, redefining Version in middle of .spec is tricky, as you  
> can see
> from %{version} behaviour)

Tricky only because noone has asked.

I can certainly permit
     Version: %%{version}
     %define version whatever-you-want
to delay the expansion, and add an additional macro expansion
before adding RPMTAG_VERSION to *.rpm package headers, if that is  

A delayed expansion is most definiitely desirable for Release: fields
because of the pesky %{?dist} that has been injected everywhere by
Fedora, and will take years to phase out, sigh.

73 de Jeff

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