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Old 04-10-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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php tarball to rpm troubles

i've seen this type of problem around, but I have hit a few snags. any help would be appreciated, but this is a fairly convoluted problem.

I am running Redhat 9. I want to upgrade my php to the latest version...or at least php version 4.3.11 (for security reasons). on a separate backup machine, i used the rpmbuild command to convert the latest tarball into an rpm, like is mentioned at other places in this site.

while building however, I got the error that my apache server was out-of-date (v.2.0.40), and needed to upgrade to at least apache 2.0.44. i am trying to make this a shared module, and configure it like '--with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs'. when i upgraded to the recommended apache, the configure and build succeeds.

a source rpm is then created at the /src/usr/redhat/SRPMS folder entitled php-4.3.11.src.rpm.

the problems i have now are:

1) when I try to build/install the source rpm, no binary rpm appears at all. nothing shows up under the /src/usr/redhat/RPMS folder. could this be a problem with the original spec file? this is the first time I have tried to make a tarball an rpm, so maybe i am missing something basic here.

2) i had to upgrade apache above. on my production server, will i have upgrade apache on that machine? or can i just take this binary php rpm and install it with no apache upgrade? the 2.0.44 dependency only came up in the configure stage of building, after all.

Last edited by gatsby; 04-10-2006 at 09:08 AM.
Old 04-11-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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Why build a .src.rpm at all? Why not go directly from tarball to binary .rpm with: rpmbuild -tb <filename>.spec?

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Old 04-13-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. After trying the command rpmbuild -ta <tarball>, I get the error:

error: No compatible architectures found for build

Last edited by gatsby; 04-13-2006 at 01:20 PM.


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