Fri, 10 Aug 2001 00:22:12 -0700
> I don't know where you saw anything about a --macros option since it isn't in
> my man pages or in the usage message. I still don't get the problem: is it
> just that you can't set the place in ~/.rpmmacros because you don't want to
> use it for all of your RPM stuff? If that is the case, the easiest thing to
> do (a hack, but easy) is to just change your HOME directory before you run
> rpm. I.e., create a directory which has a .rpmmacros file which sets
> %_topdir to something, and then do, in bash,
> HOME=dir-with-.rpmmacros-file rpm ...
> and it will look for stuff there instead of your home directory.
> Is this not sufficient (but gross, I admit)?
Yes this should work. I am trying it out now.
> Note, I always have my .rpmmacros file setting %_topdir to the place that I
> build all my RPMs. This place is not specific to the RPM I am building. It
> is just my RPM building world.
Yeah, maybe it would make sense to tell people to set that before running our
make-rpms script (and thus cause me to undo all the changes I just made to try
out your hack :-().
One other thing that is in the make-rpms script that I don't know how to
eliminate is the use of ss in "ss chown -R root.root mlton-$version". I think I
need to do this to get the permissions right in the SRPM.