Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 31195
rpm should inform user that /etc/rpmrc and ~/.rpmrc is obsolete
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:05 EDT
I tried to owerride topdir using /etc/rpmrc and ~/.rpmrc:
I did also try do use tags like vendor and packager
This resulted in error messages like:
bad option 'topdir' at /etc/rpmrc:1
bad option 'vendor' at /etc/rpmrc:2
bad option 'packager' at /etc/rpmrc:3
Then I instead tried to create ~/.rpmmacros :
This worked !!!!!
I think that rpm should have given me a better errormessage when I tried to
use a rpmrc file, especially when resouces like MaximumRPM states :"The
vendor entry is a great example of a good candidate for inclusion in
This bug also applies to RedHat 7.0
Yes "Maximum RPM" is out of date, not much can be done.
There's an error message already with legacy syntax, what needs doing more is to
remove rpmrc configuration entirely, that will happen eventually.