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Old 02-22-2007, 01:49 AM   #1
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How can I generate / build and RPM from *.src.rpm file


I am looking for how can I build an RPM from an .src.rpm file and install it to the system...

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Old 02-22-2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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Not something I've done for a while. Maybe this will help
Old 02-22-2007, 03:11 AM   #3
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All you would need to do is
#rpmbuild --rebuild somefile.src.rpm
Old 02-23-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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1) Install the source package using rpm -ivh somepackage.src.rpm. This will place the source files in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES and put a spec file in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS.
2) cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
3) rpmbuild -ba somepackage.spec

The binary rpm will end up under the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS directory in one of the architecture directories such as i386.



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