[Rpm-maint] [rpm-software-management/rpm] Change in behaviour from 4.14 to 4.15 when calling rpmbuild --nobuild (#875)

Sacha notifications at github.com
Wed Nov 13 17:05:18 UTC 2019

Hi Florian,

Thank you for looking into this.

Let me explain the use-case of how I used this "option" before. I have a 
script that sometimes check upstream websites for some software that I 
rely on and that I have custom build to enable options that fedora may 
not enable by default. If some new packages become available I want to run 
a batch build job during the night to compile all new packages.

Something like:
for s in *.spec
 rpmbuild --clean -ba $s ||:

I used the rpmbuild --nobuild "feature" as a quick check to make sure that 
all build dependencies for all packages are met without doing any actual 

With the change from 4.14 -> 4.15 this no longer worked as before. I can 
see that there are alternatives like "-bb --nobuild". I think my 
suggestion is actually quite clean for my use-case: an option that only 
runs the check build-deps part of the logic.

I hope this makes sense.

With kind regards,


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