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Old 05-15-2013, 05:04 AM   #1
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Error on creating RPM package for fedora 6

I m trying to create a RPM package from Fedora 6 source code. But I m getting the below errors on %prep section and I m not able to proceed for compilation.
Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.99328

+ umask 022
+ cd /root/src/rpm/BUILD
+ export LANG
+ unset DISPLAY
+ cd /root/src/rpm/BUILD
+ rm -rf kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.4
+ /bin/gzip -dc /root/src/rpm/SOURCES/kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.4.tar.gz
+ tar -xf -
+ '[' 0 -ne 0 ']'
+ cd kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.4
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chown -Rhf root .
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chgrp -Rhf root .
+ /bin/chmod -Rf a+rX,u+w,g-w,o-w .
+ exit 0

**mv: target `/root/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-base' is not a directory
Cannot move kernel-{version} dir to kernel-base dir before building**

I have checked all the build directory structures and I feel everything is fine. I have no idea about this error message. Please help me to solve this problem.


Name: kernel

Summary: The Linux Kernel

Version: 2.6.18.custom_1.4

Release: 2

License: GPL

Group: System Environment/Kernel

Vendor: The Linux Community


Source: kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.4-2.tar.gz

BuildRoot: /var/tmp/%{name}-%{PACKAGE_VERSION}-root

Provides: kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.4

%define __spec_install_post /usr/lib/rpm/brp-compress || :

%define debug_package %{nil}

The Linux Kernel, the operating system core itself

%setup -q

make clean && make %{_smp_mflags}


%ifarch ia64

mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot/efi $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/lib $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/lib/modules


mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/lib $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/lib/modules


INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT make %{_smp_mflags} modules_install

%ifarch ia64

cp $KBUILD_IMAGE $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot/efi/vmlinuz-2.6.18.custom_1.4

ln -s efi/vmlinuz-2.6.18.custom_1.4 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot/


%ifarch ppc64

cp vmlinux arch/powerpc/boot

cp arch/powerpc/boot/$KBUILD_IMAGE $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.custom_1.4


cp $KBUILD_IMAGE $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.custom_1.4



cp $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot/

cp .config $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot/config-2.6.18.custom_1.4


#echo -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT


%defattr (-, root, root)

%dir /lib/modules



[root@localhost rpm]# pwd


[root@localhost rpm]# ls


[root@localhost BUILD]# pwd


[root@localhost BUILD]# ls

kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.3 kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.4
kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.3.tar.gz kernel-2.6.18.custom_1.4-2.tar.gz

[root@localhost BUILD]#

If anyone has faced this problem before, Please help me out.
Old 05-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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I'd start by installing & using a current version of Fedora ie v18. It should make things much easier.
Old 05-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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fedora 6 is 12 ( soon to be 13 ) versions out of date
It went END OF LIFE all the way back in "2007-12-07"

install the current Fedora 18 first


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