Bug 1291428 - syslinux: request small updates to the spec file to allow rebuild on RHEL7
syslinux: request small updates to the spec file to allow rebuild on RHEL7
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-12-14 15:51 EST by giulioo
Modified: 2017-08-08 08:31 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Make spec file compatible with rhel7 (735 bytes, patch)
2015-12-14 15:51 EST, giulioo
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Description giulioo 2015-12-14 15:51:26 EST
Created attachment 1105695 [details]
Make spec file compatible with rhel7

Description of problem:
The SPEC file causes errors when the syslinux src.rpm is rebuilt on RHEL7
NOTE: I do understand RHEL7 will never get a syslinux update, and for this
reason I think it would be nice if you could make the rawhide's src.rpm
compatible with RHEL7 to make life easier for users who want/need to use the
updated syslinux on RHEL7.

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

Steps to Reproduce:
On a RHEL7/x86_64 system:
rpmbuild --rebuild syslinux-6.03-6.fc24.src.rpm

Actual results:
RPM build errors:
    File listed twice: /usr/share/syslinux/com32
    Binaries arch (1) not matching the package arch (2).
    Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
Expected results:
no error
I'm attaching a patch with the proposed changes.

With the attached patch the RPMS get built w/o errors, but there's still a problem since the  file
is in both syslinux and syslinux-nonlinux

I don't understand why the spec files has this in "syslinux" package
%ifarch %{ix86}

shouldn't all of these be in "syslinux-nonlinux" since exe's are not run on Linux?

Comment 1 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:43:36 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2017-03-24 21:57:53 EDT
Thank you for the report, I fixed this with syslinux-6.04-0.3.fc27 using
my provenpackager permissions after a short IRC dialog with Peter. I am
not sure if it matches your expectations completely, given you filed this
report against an older release of Fedora. Note: I changed your patch a
bit to avoid breaking builds on current Fedora releases instead.
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