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Old 09-02-2004, 12:54 PM   #1
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rpm -bb : unknown option


I'm trying to ionstall the latest verisaon of X for Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0, with the X rpm

XFree86-4.3.0-68.EL.src.rpm

I thought

1) rpm -ivh XFree86-4.3.0-68.EL.src.rpm

2) /usr/src/redhat/SPECS # rpm -bb XFree86-4.3.0-68.EL.src.rpm

~ but get back
-bb: unknown option

any RPM experts please help !!

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Old 09-02-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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What are you trying to do with the -bb? I just looked at the man for rpm and it lists no such option. The only thing close is -vv which is very verbose "Print lots of ugly debugging information."
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:23 PM   #3
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source the prob.
latest version of RPM allow build options such as -ba or -bb integrated into rpmbuild

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'rpm -bb' has existed for ages so you may have a dodgy man page
 
Old 09-08-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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The unknown option rpm is refering to is the filename you used with rpm -bb. The correct file name should end with the extension .spec, not .src.rpm. As in:
cd to the SPECS folder.
rpm -bb <filename>.spec
to start the build.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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exactly
 
  


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