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Old 11-14-2003, 10:02 PM   #1
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Question how to check the rpm default configure path

I am using Redhat 9. I download the sources of the latest apache2, php and mysql 4.1 and want to compile them to replace the old rpm versions.
Q1. Is there a list of the configure option like "--libdir=DIR" for the precompiled rpm???
I simply want to update the packages to use new features and want to follow exactly the same options and paths of the RPM.
Q2. Any other ways to know that? SRPM would help?
Q3. More general, other than Redhat, how can I check those "standard" configure option for other distributions???

Old 11-15-2003, 01:34 AM   #2
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I would try looking at the makefile in the source rpm.

You can also inspect the files that are installed by the package. There is an rpm option to do this, but I usually wimp out and bring up kpackage to do this.

The question about what standards other distros use is real difficult. There really aren't any standards that apply. This is the issue Perens is trying to address as covered in this article:
Old 11-18-2003, 03:32 PM   #3
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Krpmbuilder help (configure options)

I am using Suse 9 and want to build RPMS, I have everything else filled in correctly in Krpmbuilder, except I don't know what goes into the "configure options" field. It has a syntax sample "--prefix=%{prefix}". The error I get when I build the rpm is "-ba unknown option" Could someone please help! I just want to build a few rpms.



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