Bug 58250 - Expansion of macros doesn't work in all cases
Expansion of macros doesn't work in all cases
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
1.0
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
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Reported: 2002-01-11 17:57 EST by Sergey Ostrovsky
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-07 16:13:11 EDT
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Description Sergey Ostrovsky 2002-01-11 17:57:22 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.73 [en] (X11; I; SunOS 5.7 sun4u)

Description of problem:
Expansion of macros doesn't work when applied to parts of a statement, but on
the whole statement only.

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


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Append to ~/.popt

rpmbuild	alias --config-with		--eval "%__autoconf_params_store	with	!#:+" \
		--POPTdesc=$"configure --with-<option> for build" \
		--POPTargs=$"<option>"
2. Append to ~/.rpmmacros

%__autoconf_params_append()						\
    %{expand:%%global %{1} %%{!?%{1}:%%{nil}}%%{?%{1}:%%{%{1}} }%{2}}	\
%{nil}

%__autoconf_params_store()						\
    %__autoconf_params_append %{expand:__autoconf_params_%{1} %{2}}	\
%{nil}

3. Put in the %build section of the .spec file used for the test

%dump

4. Run

rpmbuild -bp --nodeps --config-with foo=bar <test-spec-file>


Actual Results:

error: Unterminated {: {expand:__autoconf_params_%{1}
  4<         (empty)
  3<       (empty)
error: Macro % has illegal name (%define)



Additional info:

Things work with the following definition of %__autoconf_params_store():

%__autoconf_params_store()							\
    %{expand:%%__autoconf_params_append __autoconf_params_%{1} %{2}}		\
%{nil}
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-06-07 16:13:11 EDT
This is an old bug, and although still valid on rpm 4.4.x I don't see any work
on the current macro parser in the forseeable future.  

You may wish to discuss on rpm-devel list for upstream RPM development

https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/rpm-devel/

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