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Bug 1271275 - GNUconfigure macro in /usr/lib/rpm/macros is completely broken?
GNUconfigure macro in /usr/lib/rpm/macros is completely broken?
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
7.0
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Assigned To: Florian Festi
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2015-10-13 10:17 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2016-10-21 08:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-10-21 08:29:46 EDT
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patch for /usr/lib/rpm/macros (1.73 KB, patch)
2015-10-13 10:17 EDT, Jonathan Kamens
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2015-10-13 10:17:01 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.
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2016-10-12 02:15:11 EDT
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":
https://github.com/rpm-software-management/rpm/commit/bb2cd52cf1067b9d18106f127a5034e2ad50db64
Comment 4 Florian Festi 2016-10-21 08:29:46 EDT
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.

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