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Old 11-29-2004, 05:03 AM   #1
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rpmbuild doesn't produce the source code in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD

Dear all,

I have got a srpm files called "compat-db-4.0.14-2.src.rpm "

I tried to install the thing by following the steps issued in a textbook. below is what I did:

[root@neo rpms]# rpm -i compat-db-4.0.14-2.src.rpm
warning: compat-db-4.0.14-2.src.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
[root@neo rpms]# cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/

[root@neo SPECS]# ls
[root@neo SPECS]# rpmbuild compat-db.spec

then according to the book, there should be a source code files placed in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/compat-db

but there is nothing in there.....
however all the archives are available in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

I tried to install this compat-db-4.0.14-2 because squidguard needs it....

Hope anyone who knows can help,
thanks in advance
Old 11-29-2004, 06:02 AM   #2
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The package you're trying to install is available as a binary RPM - you can either search for compat-db on , or do 'yum install compat-db'.

As for the SOURCES / BUILD issue, I would imagine the sources from the srpm would be placed in SOURCES, not BUILD.

Old 11-29-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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