Bug 838328 - --macros not mentioned in the rpmbuild man page
--macros not mentioned in the rpmbuild man page
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Fedora Packaging Toolset Team
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Reported: 2012-07-08 09:08 EDT by teknopaul
Modified: 2013-08-01 04:01 EDT (History)
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Description teknopaul 2012-07-08 09:08:39 EDT
Description of problem:
The --macros flag is not documented in man rpmbuild.

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

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man rpmbuild
Actual results:
incomplete docs

Expected results:
--macros gets mentioned, without it is not possible to build outside ~/rpmbuild

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2012-07-11 06:51:44 EDT
--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:
%_topdir /some/path

Or alternatively pass --define "_topdir /some/path" on the cli.
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