rpmbuild ignoring --macros?

Greg_Swift at aotx.uscourts.gov Greg_Swift at aotx.uscourts.gov
Tue Jan 5 14:37:22 UTC 2010

> > I've got a macros file that I'd like rpmbuild to use. It
> > seems that rpmbuild is ignoring the --macros switch.
> Not an answer to your questions, but...
> Rpmbuild supposed to be tool, that reliable convert srpm to binary rpm.
> If your .rpmmacros contains not only stuff like rpmbild directory,
> but something essential to rpm build, than no one will be able to
> build this rpm without mymacros.
> Don't like as a good idea (unless you are trying to secure your job
> this way :)
> So if the content of the mymacros is (relative) unimportant -
> directories, etc - I suggest to put it into ~/.rpmmacros.
> If it's important - use make file (or whatever build system you use)
> to combine your spec with mymacros.
> Something like this in Makefile:
> spec_file: mymacros spec_file.in
>    rm $@
>    cat mymacros spec_file.in > $@
> Where spec-file.in is your original specfile

ya.. what Valery said.  Ideally your spec should work by itself if someone
rebuilds your SRPM on their system.


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