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I need to create an rpm, to decrease time consuming in installations of minor packages. I googled many sites in which they are going theoretically(of course, it should be in that way). Could anyone help me in this regard about what is the step by step process in practical?
my situation is i have the subversion tar.gz file with me. when am trying to build spec file initially am getting the following errors...
error: Name field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Version field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Release field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Summary field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Group field must be present in package: (main package)
error: License field must be present in package: (main package)
1. the exact name of the tar file u have,
2. the exact steps you followed to get the above errors..
1.exact name of the file: subversion-1.6.6.tar.gz
a.I copied the tar file to /usr/src/packages/SOURCES
b.copied the subversion.spec to /usr/src/packagages/SPECS
c.edited the .spec file @name, version, release and source
d.and executed rpmbuild -ta subversion-1.6.6.spec
For every product that you download you will get a README file or INSTALL file or anything similar to this for getting started.
I downloaded alien source and unzipped it i got followin INSTALL FILE
which is pretty simple for any one to understad and follow.
After installation you can use
alien -r <ur pkg name>
TO conver your pkg to RPM..
For additional info
man alien OR
Hope this helps...
It worked and no arch rpm is generated....
But am not satisfied as I used a third party for that.
I couldn't understand why it isn't worked with 'rpmbuild' to generate the rpm..it makes me unhappy for failing to do it with the original way...
THANK YOU ANISHA & VINAY...you are awesome...
am rushing to experiment with that rpm on my SUSE10.3