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Old 04-21-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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writing spec file for RPM to move files

Hi there. I am trying to write a simple spec file which moves files from dir (/home/me/ecm/src/*) to another ( /home/me/tmp ).
There is no code to tar, %prep,%build, or %install becasue i am simply moving files, right?

Essentially i think I would have to

1) run rpmbuild
2) cd to dir i want files to be copied/ moved to
3) run rpm

My code :




Any help with why this does not work is appreciated
p.s i am a noob, so please me gentle
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Why an rpm to move files? It would be easier to write a shell script which takes two parameters when started: source directory of files to move; target directory to receive files.
Old 05-08-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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The purpose is to have mutli users to download the .rpm file and to "install" the files to their system in the correct dirs.

The basic idea is the "moving" of files, but it is to install some file in key locations.

By using the %files macro i was able to pack the files to the rpm and using the rpm -Uvh --prefix <dir to place files> I was able to do this.

However when I use the source0 tag with a tar.gz of the files to "unpack" it seems that during the rpm building process (rpmbuild) that the file relocation is completed. Is this correct? Did i misunderstand the fucntionality of the source0 and tarball procedue.

Thanks for any feedback.. =)


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