On 02/08/2018 04:53 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:49 AM, Brett Lentz <ble...@redhat.com> wrote:
On 08/02/18 14:09 +0100, Miroslav Suchý wrote:

* rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT

rpmdev-newspec still inserts this. It may be worthwhile to file a bug to get
it to stop.

The only reason I haven't dropped it yet is because SLE 11 still is
supported, and it requires it.

Does it, really? IIRC Suse started doing this long long before we did - we basically copied it from them:

%__spec_install_pre %{___build_pre}\
    [ "$RPM_BUILD_ROOT" != "/" ] && rm -rf "${RPM_BUILD_ROOT}"\
    mkdir -p `dirname "$RPM_BUILD_ROOT"`\
    mkdir "$RPM_BUILD_ROOT"\

I could see into adding some magic into removing it when newer rpm is
detected, but I'm not sure it's worth it for a single line.

That single line is not just entirely harmless junk, it inserts an insecurity into the picture which the above _install_pre snippet fixes, and adding sections that might not even be needed can have other unwanted side-effects, witness https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1542743 where a package actually fails to build because there's a bogus/redundant %install section containing that one line.

So please, remove it. If SLE 11 really requires it then handle it that old dog specially. It is worth it.

        - Panu -
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