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Re: rpmmacros file creation

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-04-22 23:10:31 CEST

On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 12:08:17PM -0700, josh lucas wrote:
> The problem was that a .rpmmacros file was created by Subversion's
> Makefile. I understand that having this file created allows for
> non-root users to build rpms but I think more than just a simple echo
> should inform the builder. Perhaps something in the README file so that
> you could at least just touch ~/.rpmmacros so nothing will be added. Or
> maybe Subversion should delete the file if it created the file.

Is there a way to avoid the file altogether? (preferred)

If not, is there a way to place it somewhere else, and just point RPM at the
new location?

[ hrm. 'man rpm' doesn't seem to show a way... ]

A larger notice is the least that we can do, if we have to leave it. I'd be
a bit uncomfortable about removing it, in case we somehow forget whether we
created it or not, and tossed out a user's file.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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