rpm spec file prevent macros from expanding

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Mon Jul 18 22:42:26 UTC 2016

On 07/18/2016 03:27 PM, Domen Vrankar wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to prevent a macro in spec file from expanding and I've
> read that rewriting %{dist} (and probably %{?dist}) to %%{dist} in
> comments would do the trick.
> I was surprised that it doesn't seem to work outside comments so my
> question is if there is a different way of preventing certain defined
> macros from expanding?
> (not all of the instances of that macro but only one instance that I'd
> wish to treat as normal text and not as a macro)
> Thanks,
> Domen
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Works for me:

echo %%{dist}

Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /tmp/rpm/rpm-tmp.dxASqM
+ umask 022
+ cd /export/home/orion/redhat/test-0.1
+ echo '%{dist}'

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