Bug 487591 - "make local" fails to build noarch subpackages
Summary: "make local" fails to build noarch subpackages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: buildsystem   
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Version: 11
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Seth Vidal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-26 21:23 UTC by Hans Ulrich Niedermann
Modified: 2010-06-28 11:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 11:21:23 UTC
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Description Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2009-02-26 21:23:49 UTC
Description of problem:

  common/Makefile.common determines the rpm --target parameter
  in a way which breaks builds of spec files generating noarch

  As soon as there is a "Buildarch: noarch" like ANYwhere in
  the spec file (i.e. within a "%package foo" section),
  common/Makefile.common just builds the WHOLE package as noarch.
  The relevant lines from common/Makefile.common:

    LOCALARCH := $(if $(shell grep -i '^BuildArch:.*noarch' $(SPECFILE)), noarch, $(shell uname -m))

    local: $(LOCALARCH)

    $(ARCHES) : sources $(TARGETS)
           $(RPM_WITH_DIRS) --target $@ -ba $(SPECFILE) 2>&1 | tee .build-$(VERSION)-$(RELEASE).log ; exit $${PIPESTATUS[0]}

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

  2009-02-26 package CVS

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. cvs co libxcb
2. cd libxcb/devel
3. make local
Actual results:

  rpmbuild --define "_sourcedir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_specdir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_builddir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_srcrpmdir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_rpmdir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "dist .fc11" --define "fedora 11" --define "fc11 1" --target noarch -ba libxcb.spec 2>&1 | tee .build-1.2-2.fc11.log ; exit ${PIPESTATUS[0]}
  [ some error ]

Expected results:

  rpmbuild --define "_sourcedir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_specdir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_builddir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_srcrpmdir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "_rpmdir /home/uli/src/fedora/FEDORA/libxcb/devel" --define "dist .fc11" --define "fedora 11" --define "fc11 1" --target <XXXX> -ba libxcb.spec 2>&1 | tee .build-1.2-2.fc11.log ; exit ${PIPESTATUS[0]}
  [ eventual success ]

  with an <XXXX> of e.g. i386 or i686 or something similar.

Additional info:

  While you have Makefile.common open in your editor,
  would you mind adding a comment line at the beginning
  to the effect of

  # Common Makefile for building RPMs
  # Fedora bugzilla component: buildsystem


Comment 1 Florian Festi 2009-02-27 08:57:44 UTC
May be the following line could fix the problem as it ignores the BuildArch line if it is after the first %package directive.

LOCALARCH := $(if $(shell grep -m 1 -i '^BuildArch:.*noarch\|^%package' $(SPECFILE) | grep -i -v '^%package'),
noarch, $(shell uname -m))

Comment 2 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2009-02-28 13:30:24 UTC
I have successfully checked "make --dry-run local" with

LOCALARCH := $(if $(shell sed -n '/^%package/I q; /^buildarch:.*noarch/I {p;q}' $(SPECFILE)), noarch, $(shell uname -m))

locally with one pure-arch package (cstream), one pure-noarch package (terminus-fonts), and one arch package with noarch subpackage (nted).

Comment 3 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2009-03-05 14:39:26 UTC
Note that both proposed new LOCALARCH definitions should also work fine with a spec file suitable for building on F9, F10, and F11, looking similar to:

# Only build noarch subpackages if distribution supports it
%if 0%{?fedora} >= 11
%global noarch_subpackage BuildArch: noarch
%global noarch_subpackage %{nil}

Name:           something
Version:        1.5.0
Release:        5%{?dist}
Summary:        Something

Group:          Applications/Stuff
License:        GPLv2+
URL:            ...
Source0:        .../%{name}-%{version}.tar.gz
BuildRoot:      %(mktemp -ud %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-XXXXXX)


%package doc
Group:          Applications/Stuff
Summary:        Something's documentation and online help

%description doc
Something's documentation and online help.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:40:19 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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