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Old 11-20-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems Suse 9 krpmbuilder Config

Hi, I am having problems with Krpmbuilder with Suse 9. I have no experience with making RPMs since I am normally a user of Slackware. I have recently installed Suse 9 for my grandmother so that she no longer is prone to viruses. (Like windows) It exceeds her needs, and she is happy with it. Though here is my problem, there are apps that don't have rpms for suse 9 and I want to build some and burn to a cd so that she can install them herself. (Makes her feel more capable) Anyway heres the problem:

In krpmbuilder I have everything in the wizard filled out correctly, except I have no idea what to put in the "configure options" field. The format for the field is "--prefix=%{prefix}" When I try to finish the wizard without this option it creates a spec file but no rpm.

If someone could help me with this problem I would greatly appreciate it!


Old 11-20-2003, 08:04 PM   #2
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your half there.

all you have to do is copy your spec file into the rpm SPEC (e.g. /usr/src/redhat/SPECS) directory and the compressed/tar file into the SOURCES directory.
click execute in krpmbuilder to build the package
Old 11-22-2003, 11:06 AM   #3
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I've had the same problem trying to build an rpm using KRPMBuilder on SUSE 9.0.
I copied the source package (the tar package) to /usr/scr/packages/SOURCES .
The spec file was created by the program and placed in /usr/src/packages/SPECS .
I configured both the SOURCES and SPECS directory locations in the settings for
KRPMBuilder before trying to build an rpm. At step five, when I select 'Start' to build
the rpm I get the following error:
Building the spec file... done
Building package now...
-bb: unknown option
I left the Configure Options in step 4 blank. I didn't think I needed any options specified.
I think the option -bb means build binary. None the less, I'm not sure how to resolve
this issue and I'm not able to find any relevent FAQs or manuals on the Internet. I've
Googled many times; I've searched what used to be the home page for KRPMBuilder
and I've even searched KDE's forums. Nothing. This is the only thread I've found
concerning KRPMBuilder. Hopefully someone will be able to help me/us.

Thanks in advance for any/all help.

Chris //CMS


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