Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1271275
GNUconfigure macro in /usr/lib/rpm/macros is completely broken?
Last modified: 2016-10-21 08:29:46 EDT
Created attachment 1082461 [details]
patch for /usr/lib/rpm/macros
I had to make the attached changes to the GNUconfigure macro in /usr/lib/rpm/macros to be able to use it. Either I am quite confused -- which I admit is eminently possible -- or the macro is completely broken and couldn't possibly work without these changes or similar changes.
Note: I'm using CentOS but I assume the file is the same in RHEL.
See bug 56189 - it was deemed broken and not worth fixing 15 years ago already. That it has been just left around to rot is ... oh well. Here's the upstream "fix":
With the macro gone upstream and never been usable closing this is probably the better solution than fixing it. This avoid people relying on a macro that we don't won't keep around for ever.