Defines for detecting build OS?

devzero2000 pinto.elia at
Tue Mar 3 17:39:37 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 6:20 PM, Matthew Pounsett <matt at> wrote:

> On 03-Mar-2009, at 12:05, devzero2000 wrote:
>> There are macros defined by the "Build Service": CentoOS or Fedora (or
>> Debian) don't know it. But i think it is not a problem to put an
>> %centos_version 501
>> in your preferite rpm macros file (for example ~/.rpmmacros) .
> Yep, that's fine for my stuff, but requires that we also maintain that
> definition on our build servers.  I was hoping to find something more
> portable though.

IMHO, there are so much packaging rpm incompatibility between the rpm
distro, other in the rpm per se (
think at "patch rpm" feature , the "obsolete only real package name" and not
"virtual package", disabling "internal dependency generator" ecc) that it is
very difficult to have some portability anyway.

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