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Re: Primitive use of rpm



On 04/12/2012 08:40 PM, Rick Hedin wrote:
I solved my main problem of not finding the files by using different
switches on my rpm command.  I wanted to keep everything inside the spec
file, so I could just distribute it, but I failed.
rpmbuild -bb --buildroot /tmp/rpmash_build wam.spec
"--buildroot" being the significant factor.
My remaining problems are:
1.  The build erases the /tmp/rpmash_build tree each time I build the
rpm file.
2.  The build places the rpm file where it wants to, and names the rpm
file what it wants to.  I would like to specify the location and the name.
I have read the "man rpmbuild" documentation, but I don't see switches
to control these things.
                Rick

rpmbuild is kicking and screaming back because you're trying to use it in a way that it's not supposed to be used. The --buildroot option is something you never need in any remotely normal situation, and that's kinda where the problems start here (apparent misunderstanding about what a buildroot is).

Do take the time to walk through some rpmbuild tutorial(s) to build an understanding on how its supposed to work. Rpm.org has some pointers at http://rpm.org/wiki/Docs and googling for "rpmbuild tutorial" will turn out many many more.

	- Panu -
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