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Old 09-23-2003, 06:44 PM   #1
BajaNick
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RPM help


I found a site on the net that says to install a " src.rpm " file like this:

rpmbuild --rebuild packagename.src.rpm

but it does nothing and i cannot find the --rebuild switch in the rpm man pages.

How do i install a " packagename.src.rpm "

I also tried this " rpm -i packagename.src.rpm "

and i get this: " cannot create %sourcedir

/usr/src/redhat/SOURCES "


thanks.

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Old 09-23-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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Hi,

I've just looked in the man page. The --rebuild switch is there, I'll copy it in here for you. It looks like the --rebuild switch just creates a binary rpm file that you can install the normal way.

-----------------------------
rpmbuild --rebuild|--recompile SOURCEPKG ...

When invoked this way, rpmbuild installs the named source package, and
does a prep, compile and install. In addition, --rebuild builds a new
binary package. When the build has completed, the build directory is
removed (as in --clean) and the the sources and spec file for the pack-
age are removed.
----------------------------------

To search a man page you can type / and what to search for... for example in this case /--rebuild



Good luck.

>Craig
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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I did this exactly as root and user:

/--rebuild

and nothing comes up except no such file or directory.

I did man rpm and looked through and i do see --rebuild anywhere. Do i have the special no --rebuild version? lol.
ill keep looking.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:25 PM   #4
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Ahh cool, I know what you're doing.

You are looking at the man page for 'rpm'. Which is how you install binary rpm files.

You are trying to use 'rpmbuild' which is a different command. Do this...

man rpmbuild (press enter - the man page for rpmbuild will open)
/--rebuild (press enter)

>Craig
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:43 PM   #5
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That didnt work but thanks anyway, now i dont need to use that because i found out i have a whole other problem, if you care to, look at my other post here in the software forum. but i am still curious as to why thats not working.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:11 PM   #6
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rpmbuild -bb pkg_name.src.rpm

try that...although I am posting to yopur other thread as well
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:21 PM   #7
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rpmb -ivh --rebuild < packagename> src.rpm

rpmb = rpmbuild ( man rpm )

i think you just missed the intall part
try again and let us know

EDIT: Doh!!!!!!! read the rpmbuild man page
I'm wrong as usual

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Old 09-23-2003, 08:29 PM   #8
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nope, that dosnt work either. Thanks but i dont need to do this now.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:44 PM   #9
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well just to note anyways, i am pretty sure if you manually create the SOURCES directory that error will go away and everything should be cool again
 
  


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