Bug 99100 - rpm macros can be read from comment sections.
Summary: rpm macros can be read from comment sections.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2003-07-14 15:27 UTC by William Hamish Bell
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-17 23:32:01 UTC

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Description William Hamish Bell 2003-07-14 15:27:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
If a hapless spec file author has placed something like %prep within a comment
area of the spec file rpmbuild sees this as a second macro and exits with an
error.  Previous versions of rpm did not have this problem.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a working spec file and put %prep within a comment before %prep
2. Try to rebuild the package.

Actual Results:  You get an error that there is a second %prep at the line where
the real 
%prep target is given.

Expected Results:  rpmbuild should ignore the commented section and not check
within it for 
%prep or %install etc.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-07-17 23:32:01 UTC
Yes. macros are expanded wherever they are found, and the
redhat-rpm-config package is now overloading %prep as a
(multiline) macro.

Either add an escaping '%' before %prep in a comment, or
erase the redhat-rpm-config package.

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