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runhelpdir Issues with building Zsh 5.0.5 for Fedora


attached patch is at least necessary to successfully build the latest
Zsh release on Fedora, please have a look at it as it might be useful in
other cases as well or possibly also could be applied upstream.

Furthermore, I have to set the runhelpdir path to the buildroot of the
package as it happened before for several other paths as well. The
install-section of the RPM spec file looks like this then:

%makeinstall install.info \
  fndir=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/%{name}/%{version}/functions \
  sitefndir=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/%{name}/site-functions \
  scriptdir=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/%{name}/%{version}/scripts \
  sitescriptdir=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/%{name}/scripts \

This unfortunately causes the whole path, including the buildroot itself
to be written into the files


which of course will not work and is claimed by rpmbuild:

+ /usr/lib/rpm/check-buildroot
/home/dmaphy/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/zsh-5.0.5-4.fc20.x86_64/usr/share/zsh/5.0.5/functions/_run-help:local HELPDIR=${HELPDIR:-/home/dmaphy/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/zsh-5.0.5-4.fc20.x86_64/usr/share/zsh/5.0.5/help}
/home/dmaphy/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/zsh-5.0.5-4.fc20.x86_64/usr/share/zsh/5.0.5/functions/run-help:local HELPDIR="${HELPDIR:-/home/dmaphy/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/zsh-5.0.5-4.fc20.x86_64/usr/share/zsh/5.0.5/help}"
Found '/home/dmaphy/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/zsh-5.0.5-4.fc20.x86_64' in
installed files; aborting
error: Bad exit status from /home/dmaphy/.tmp/rpm-tmp.kg39RI (%install)

Currently I'm fixing this in the package using sed to remove the
buildroot again where it is not needed:

sed -i "s!$RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_datadir}/%{name}/%{version}/help!
%{_datadir}/%{name}/%{version}/help!" \

As far as I can see there is happening something weird with the
runhelpdir within the build process I didn't understand into detail but
luckily was able to fix so far.

I'd appreciate if someone could have a deeper look into this and tell me
if I ran into a bug or if I'm basically doing something wrong.

Thanks very much in advance & Best Regards,

Dominic Hopf 

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--- zsh-5.0.5/Config/defs.mk.in.original	2014-06-30 20:48:41.095977646 +0200
+++ zsh-5.0.5/Config/defs.mk.in	2014-06-30 20:49:06.132076698 +0200
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@
 prefix='$(prefix)' exec_prefix='$(exec_prefix)' bindir='$(bindir)' \
 libdir='$(libdir)' MODDIR='$(MODDIR)' infodir='$(infodir)' mandir='$(mandir)' \
-datadir='$(datadir)' fndir='$(fndir)' htmldir='$(htmldir)' \
+datadir='$(datadir)' fndir='$(fndir)' htmldir='$(htmldir)' runhelpdir='$(runhelpdir)' \

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