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Old 11-07-2004, 01:10 AM   #1
newellrp1
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rpmbuild newbie question


Im trying to rpmbuild ode 0.5

i issue:

rpmbuild -ta ode-0.5.tgz

and get:

error: Name field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Version field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Release field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Summary field must be present in package: (main package)
error: Group field must be present in package: (main package)
error: License field must be present in package: (main package)

this also happened with firefox, what is going on here and how do i fix it?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 03:04 AM   #2
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also: while trying to do a rpmbuild -ba for enlightenment I get:
"
checking for imlib_create_image in -lImlib2... no
configure: error: Fatal Error: no Imlib2 detected.
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.10169 (%build)


RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.10169 (%build)
"

so, i have imlib2 (and every imlib package that suse can install) installed and it still wont recognize it is installed, how do i let it know?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 11:47 AM   #3
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Use something like ark or karchiver to view the contents of the .tgz. There must be a .spec file for rpmbuild to work with. If there is none, rpmbuild will not build an rpm. You need to write one and add it to the archive. Otherwise, your only option is to compile and install that package manually.
As an alternative, try to find a .src.rpm of ode and build an rpm from that.
 
  


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