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RPM-repackaging google-earth-stable_current for Fedora

Posted 06-14-2014 at 04:34 AM by unSpawn

Transaction check error:
  file /usr/bin from install of google-earth-stable conflicts with file from package filesystem
While the above error and its fixes are documented well enough across the 'net I'm listing my own spec for future reference. You should probably not want to use this but if you do just save below code as "google-earth-stable.spec" and run it as 'rpmbuild -bb google-earth-stable.spec;'.

%define __os_install_post  /usr/lib/rpm/brp-compress %{nil}
%define debug_packages  %{nil}
%define debug_package %{nil}
%define name google-earth-stable
%define ver
%define rel 0
Name: %{name}
Summary: Google Earth repackaged for Fedora 20
Version: %{ver}
Release: %{rel}
License: GPL
Group: Applications/Internet
Source0: google-earth-stable_current_i386.rpm
Provides: %{name}
Buildarch: i386
Vendor: Google Inc.

Explore, search and discover the planet

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere to see satellite imagery, 3D buildings, 
3D trees, terrain, Street View, planets and much more.

Repackaged for Fedora 20.

cd $RPM_BUILD_ROOT || exit 1
google-earth-stable_current_i386.rpm -O /tmp/google-earth-stable_current_i386.rpm || exit 1
rpm2cpio /tmp/google-earth-stable_current_i386.rpm | cpio -idmv || exit 1
find $RPM_BUILD_ROOT -not -type d -printf "%%%attr(%%m,root,root) %%p\n" \
| sed -e "s|$RPM_BUILD_ROOT||g" > %{_tmppath}/%{name}_contents.txt || exit 1

%files -f %{_tmppath}/%{name}_contents.txt

* Sun May 25 2014 - %{packager}
- Repackaged for Fedora 20.
Notes / caveats:
- I left out the multi-distro %postinst script.
- Always verify downloads yourself (and prefer a GnuPG sig over a hash).
- Change the Source0, Buildarch and wget URI if you're using another %{arch}.
- YMMV(VM), as always.
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