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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Macro documentation
  • From: Marcus Rueckert <mrueckert@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 03:28:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060811012833.GH6949@xxxxxxx>
On 2006-08-10 22:16:31 -0300, Mauricio Teixeira (netmask) wrote:
> Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 22:16:31 -0300
> From: "Mauricio Teixeira (netmask)" <netmask@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [opensuse-packaging] Macro documentation
> To: opensuse-packaging@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> X-Mailer: Evolution 2.6.0
> Two situations, then the question.
> Situation #1. I was having trouble compiling a package today. I needed a
> patch to be applied if (and only if) the package would build on a 64 bit
> machine. I couldn't find any direct reference on how to do that on the
> spec. Someone on the IRC told me to use "%ifarch x86_64".

i still wait for the answer to the question:
what package is the trouble maker?

> Situation #2. Sometime back I was trying to build other package that
> would need different actions depending on the SUSE release. Again,
> someone on the IRC told me to use "%if %{?suse_version:1}0 >= 101".

0%{?suse_version} >= 1010

> The question. Those are two simple examples of macros, and tips that
> would be very nice to have documented on the wiki. I've found that there
> is a "cross distribution how to", but it's very deep hidden on the wiki
> (there's no visible link to it, I found using the "category" pages"). So
> why not make a better documentation about it?
> I would love to help, but at this moment I don't have enough time,
> neither enough tech knowledge to help. :(

editing the main buildservice website and add a link to the cross
distribution howto doesnt take much time.


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