[Fedora-packaging] Expanding RPM macros

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Sun Nov 2 20:45:21 UTC 2014

On Sun, Nov 02, 2014 at 11:33:00PM +0400, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> One of my packages defines an essential information regarding the API
> (API version string) during the %build stage. It's possible to extract
> this information by invoking a binary from the %{buildroot} with
> certain parameters. I'd love to add this information to the spec-file
> during to Provides. Something like
> Provides: %{name}_api_ver = %(%{buildroot}/bin/app --some params)

I think you could do this with a dependency genrator -- see
<http://rpm.org/wiki/PackagerDocs/DependencyGenerator>. However, this
may be a little bit abusive as the intention is to have generalized
per-language generators....

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader

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