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mathnitin 09-30-2011 03:49 PM

Questions regarding building Rpm package.
I am trying to build the rpm package for the first time and I am not completely clear with the spec file, the way it works and have couple of questions.

1. What do I need to put in the install section of the spec file?Can anyone explain me the use of it please.

2. Do we need a "make install" always? The way I install is run "./configure" and "make". This installs it for the current user. But now when I am making a rpm for this, Do I need to have an "make install" in my spec file or this will work?

3. By default if I am not including any of the files in %file sections, what all files are copied in my rpm package?

4. When we run the "rpm -i package_name.rpm" command what exactly happens. I mean does it look into the %install section of the spec file or somewhere else and as I am just using the make command not the make install, where does it install and copy my files?


acid_kewpie 09-30-2011 03:53 PM

Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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