Bug 59948 - rpmbuild doesn't behave consistently when called with/without --target option
rpmbuild doesn't behave consistently when called with/without --target option
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-02-15 11:00 EST by Sergey Ostrovsky
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 17:38:39 EDT
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Description Sergey Ostrovsky 2002-02-15 11:00:02 EST
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Description of problem:
rpmbuild doesn't save macro environment when called with/without --target option

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Test case:


  %put_in_bag                                  \ 
      %global bag %{?bag:%{bag} }%{1}          \ 


  %{echo:<=== bag is %{?bag:%{bag}}%{!?bag:not defined} ===>} 

( insert this line somewhere in an arbitrary .spec file )

  rpmbuild -bp --nodeps --eval "%put_in_bag foo" <some>.spec 2>&1

<=== bag is foo ===>

Now run
  rpmbuild -bp --nodeps --eval "%put_in_bag foo" --target=i686 <some>.spec 2>&1
( the particular arch used in --target doesn't actually matter )

<=== bag is not defined ===>

So, rpmbuild does not save macro environment when called with --target.
That's how rpm-4.0.4/build.c:build() implemented anyway.

Additional info:

I need the macro environment to be saved ( or rather re-expanded for every
in --target list ), because I wrote and am using set of macros which pass
autoconf parameters to %configure.  These macros generate definitions
that need to be kept in the macro environment.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 17:38:39 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

For RPM issues, please try a current release such as Fedora Core 4; if bugs
persist, please open a new issue.

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