It is not possible to specify zero fuzz in %patch arguments. The spec parser
incorrectly takes 0 as bad argument to -F. This is fixed in rawhide version of
RPM however as the fuzz=0 is the default for rawhide it would be very useful if
it was possible to specify zero fuzz also in Fedora 8 and 9 (and possibly even
RHEL-5) so package maintainers can easily prepare RPMs which will build
correctly on future releases of Fedora and RHEL.
Created attachment 312626 [details]
Fix the detection of bad fuzz argument
Applied upstream in 4.4.x branch, thanks for the patch!
F8 and F9 are in need of an rpm update anyway, I'll try to get around to doing
it and include this when I return from vacation...
Please consider also fixing F-8 and F-9 so that one can set _default_patch_fuzz in ~/.rpmmacros and
thereby get rawhide-like behavior *without* dirtying up one's specfiles. The attached patch against
current F-9 does the trick for me. This has some overlap with Tomas' patch, but all you need is about two
more lines to set _default_patch_fuzz in macros.in and fetch it in parsePrep.c.
Created attachment 312831 [details]
The second patch is in 4.6.0 and FC10 afaict.
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