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Old 11-28-2002, 12:19 AM   #1
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Building own RPM package


I have been using Redhat 8.0 which has RPM version 4.1. I am trying to build my own RPM package. My work does not involve any building/make. I just need to pack directories and tar files which inturn has binaries and libraries that is already prepared. I am able to create the package (%files) which includes the directories and tar files. But the problem that I am facing is, During installation I wanted to install the files in the location the user wishes to install. So I created the spec file with the "Prefix: %{defpref}" tag making it a relocatable package. When I try to install using "rpm -i --prefix=<newdir> <rpm>" it does not install in the <newdir>, but installs in the location of the file as it is in package ( ie. in %{defpref}) . I tried using --relocate as well, but it didn't work out. Can anyone tell me what I am missing here? and solve my problem.

Old 11-28-2002, 03:16 AM   #2
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Look for the "Maximum RPM" at I think its at


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