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Old 03-04-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
IronBeagle
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Question Building RPMs from source


Can someone tell me how I can do this (again)?

I'll enter:
rpmbuild -ta myfile.tar.gz

I'll always get this message:
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)

This is a problem with all of the source files, and I think I'm at my wits end.

Much appreciated!
 
Old 03-04-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
bigrigdriver
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To build an rpm from a source file, the source file has to contain an rpm .spec file. To get an idea of what a spec file looks like, install any .src.rpm you have handy, and look in the SOURCE and SPECS directories. In SOURCE, you'll find a tarball. In SPECS, you'll find an rpm .spec file.
Some tarballs contain the .spec file, which makes them basically a .src.rpm which looks and installs a bit differently for building. Most tarballs I've seen don't include the .spec file.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thanks!

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