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Old 08-06-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
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Add precompiled binary to a rpm file

Hi everyone,

I've tried two methods to build binary rpm files:
-- from source tarball, and
-- from precompiled executables.
In both cases, the rpm file I built can be installed properly.

In the second case, I compiled "~/hello/src/helloworld" from source, then I copied it to the rpm in the "install" section of the spec file. Therefore, I expect to see exactly the same binary if I install this rpm. Yet the binary installed thru the rpm (/usr/bin/helloworld) and ~/hello/src/helloworld are different in file size, althrough they both run properly.

Below is the workhorse part of my spec file.

%setup -q

install -m 755 -d $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_bindir}
cp /home/doris/hello/src/helloworld  $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
chmod 755 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/helloworld
cp $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/helloworld $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_bindir}


Below is the size info of my two binaries.

[doris@cheetah src]$ ls -l /usr/bin/helloworld     
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         4127 Aug  6 18:22 /usr/bin/helloworld   
[doris@cheetah src]$ ls -l helloworld     
-rwxrwxr-x    1 doris   doris      16264 Aug  6 18:15 helloworld
Thank you for looking at my question. Any help is very much appreciated.

Old 08-06-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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Hard to say, really, it depends on the compiler options,
whether one is stripped or not, what kind of optimisation
was turned on for which ....

I don't think it has anything to do with rpm :)



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