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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Expansion-Error on suse-macros
  • From: MasterPatricko <masterpatricko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 20:16:59 +0000
  • Message-id: <499B1B3B.80805@xxxxxxxxx>
Michal Marek wrote:
Michal Marek napsal(a):

Christof Hanke napsal(a):

due to my lazyness, I didn't read the instructions for KMP-packages and
When I used the respective macros %fdupes and %suse_kernel_module_package I
got really weird errors (e.g. 'fg no job control' for %fdupes), because the
corresponding BuildRequires was not in place.
Is it possible to integrate the suse-macros into the Expansion-check so
the real error is made more obvious ?

I fear it's hard to do it correctly. E.g. does this snippet require
fdupes.rpm or not?


That said, a cool feature would be a script that takes the failed build
log and tries to gues what went wrong, e.g. /fg: no job control/ =>
undefined macro. But not "I refuse to build your package because I think
you are using undefined macros" :-).


Maybe im just being obvious, but generally when I am writing a spec file
I check for the existence of any custom/distro macros before using them,
makes porting them easier.
The way to avoid undefined macros killing the build is to call them with
substitution, e.g. %{?fdupes} evaluates to "" (nothing) if fdupes is not
defined and "%{fdupes}" if it is, etc.

You can even do if-then e.g. %{?suse_version:%fdupes} (if suse_version
is defined then run fdupes otherwise nothing).


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