Bug 127203 - shell commands not working properly in specfiles
shell commands not working properly in specfiles
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-07-03 19:12 EDT by Andrea Santilli
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-03 20:05:54 EDT
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Description Andrea Santilli 2004-07-03 19:12:57 EDT
Description of problem:
shell commands seem to not work properly in specfiles.

In bash if you do:
echo 1.4.2 | sed 's/.*\.//'
it will correctly reply:

but in a specfile, if you do:
%define minor %(echo 1.4.2 | sed 's/.*\.//')
it returns an empty string.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. write a specfile
2. run a shell command containing an operation on regular expressions
while defining a macro
3. it returns the wrong value
Actual results:
on some operations it returns the wrong value

Expected results:
to work properly

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-07-03 20:05:54 EDT
%define minor %(echo 1.4.2 | sed 's/.*\\.//')

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