Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 838328
--macros not mentioned in the rpmbuild man page
Last modified: 2013-08-01 04:01:42 EDT
Description of problem:
The --macros flag is not documented in man rpmbuild.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RPM version 184.108.40.206
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man rpmbuild
--macros gets mentioned, without it is not possible to build outside ~/rpmbuild
I understand that this might not be the perfect place to report this issue but www.rpm.org has a private bug trac system that the public are not allowed to enter bugs in. RPM is obviously pretty core to Fedora. I'll be happy to submit a doc patch if you can tell me where the code is.
BTW rpm and rpmbuild man pages have no BUGS section.
--macros is something you practically never want to mess with. The default location for builds has preciously little to do with --macros either: %_topdir defaults to ~/rpmbuild these days but its always been overridable by simply setting it in ~/.rpmmacros:
Or alternatively pass --define "_topdir /some/path" on the cli.
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