Bug 4263 - rpm-3.0.2 - macro problems - some sorting goes wrong
Summary: rpm-3.0.2 - macro problems - some sorting goes wrong
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-07-30 08:10 UTC by benedict
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-16 16:20:30 UTC


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Description benedict 1999-07-30 08:10:44 UTC
The following snippet

%define AAAAAAAAA alphabetically first

%define testmacro() echo %1

echo %{AAAAAAAAA}

%testmacro a

echo %{AAAAAAAAA}

expands to

echo alphabetically first

echo a
echo %{AAAAAAAAA}

If I use ZZZZZZZZZ as the name, problem disappears:

%define ZZZZZZZZZ alphabetically last

%define testmacro() echo %1

echo %{ZZZZZZZZZ}

%testmacro a

echo %{ZZZZZZZZZ}

expands to

echo alphabetically last

echo a
echo alphabetically last

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-15 19:30:59 UTC
Macros are retrieved using bsearch which depends on having the
list of macro names in sorted order so that a binary search
works. There was a problem with the list not being sorted
after an undefine, but I believe that I've fixed that.

Can you verify if the problem exists in the latest rpm-3.0.3?
If the problem does persist, can you send me an entire
spec file (since I believe the problem is triggered by an undefine)?

Thanks.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-16 16:16:59 UTC
Macros are retrieved using bsearch which depends on having the
list of macro names in sorted order so that a binary search
works. There was a problem with the list not being sorted
after an undefine, but I believe that I've fixed that.

Can you verify if the problem exists in the latest rpm-3.0.3?
If the problem does persist, can you send me an entire
spec file (since I believe the problem is triggered by an undefine)?

Thanks.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-16 16:20:59 UTC
Fixed in CVS and will be in rpm-3.0.3-0.15). There was a missing
sort after a popMacro which screwed up the bsearch lookup.

Thanks for the spec file to reproduce.


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