Bug 160630 - Missing BuildReq in cvs
Missing BuildReq in cvs
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-06-16 04:07 EDT by Andreas Thienemann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-21 07:06:52 EDT
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Description Andreas Thienemann 2005-06-16 04:07:05 EDT
During a testbuild of cvs-1.11.17-5 in mock, the following problem in the
buildprocess manifests itself:

checking for vim... no
checking for vi... no
checking for emacs... no
checking for nano... no
checking for pico... no
checking for edit... no
configure: error:
    Failed to find a text file editor.  CVS cannot be compiled
    without a default log message editor.  Searched for
    `vim vi emacs nano pico edit'.  Try `configure --with-editor'.
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.148 (%build)

It seems cvs won't build without an installed editor.
Thus it would be good if the specfile either contains a BuildRequire for an
editor or the --with-editor command is used during the %configure phase.
As the current cvs builds from redhat use vim as the standard editor, the latter
option would probably be the easiest choice.

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