Bug 99100

Summary: rpm macros can be read from comment sections.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: William Hamish Bell <wbell>
Component: rpm-buildAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Description William Hamish Bell 2003-07-14 15:27:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
If a hapless spec file author has placed something like %prep within a comment
area of the spec file rpmbuild sees this as a second macro and exits with an
error.  Previous versions of rpm did not have this problem.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a working spec file and put %prep within a comment before %prep
2. Try to rebuild the package.

Actual Results:  You get an error that there is a second %prep at the line where
the real 
%prep target is given.

Expected Results:  rpmbuild should ignore the commented section and not check
within it for 
%prep or %install etc.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-07-17 23:32:01 UTC
Yes. macros are expanded wherever they are found, and the
redhat-rpm-config package is now overloading %prep as a
(multiline) macro.

Either add an escaping '%' before %prep in a comment, or
erase the redhat-rpm-config package.