Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168047
desktop-file-utils doesn't build without emacs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
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Description of problem:
desktop-file-utils-0.10-1.src.rpm would not build without having emacs installed, but doesn't mention that emacs is required to build the package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start with an emacs-less machine, or uninstall emacs ('yum remove emacs')
2. rpm -ivh desktop-file-utils-0.10-1.src.rpm
3. cd rpmbuild/SPECS (or wherever the spec files are)
4. rpmbuild -ba desktop-file-utils.spec
Actual Results: The build process start and fails after a while with a hard to decipher error message, ending in:
error: File not found: /var/tmp/desktop-file-utils-root/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp
Expected Results: It should fail with a clear error message mentioning the requirement of emacs to build the package.
Created attachment 118693 [details]
patch to add the build requirement
Attached a patch to add the build requirement.
This is already fixed in Rawhide. It doesn't seem like a good candidate for a
FC4 update, though. Rawhide and FC-4 currently ship the same version of
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 141297 ***