[Rpm-maint] macrofiles: ignored in rpmbuild 4.6.0-rc1

Joachim Worringen joachim at dolphinics.com
Wed Dec 17 15:23:40 UTC 2008

Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Dec 2008, Joachim Worringen wrote:
>> Thus, is this change a bug, or is it by design? If by design, what's the
>> rationale? If it's a bug, I can provide a simple test case.
> It's intentional, as a step to slowly phase out rpmrc as it is (ie very 
> much insufficient for describing cross-arch/platform build 
> configurations). You can use --macros=<file:...> option to define & use 
> alternative list of macro files, that way you dont have to --define 
> everything on the command line.

Thanks, Panu. Is there a reference which command line options are 
supported in which version, and possibly a summarized changelog ("API 
changelog") so it's easier for guys like us to keep in sync?


Joachim Worringen, Software Architect, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
phone ++49/(0)228/324 08 17 - http://www.dolphinics.com

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