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Old 01-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Josh Miller
Default SOLVED: rpmbuild -ba builds source but not binary RPM

Josh Miller wrote:

I have an issue where I build an RPM using 'rpmbuild -ba <spec file>'
and it builds the packages and writes a source RPM, but there are no
binaries written out and no errors. Any idea what would cause this? I
also tried with rpmbuild -bb with no luck.

It turns out that the problem with my SPEC file was that I had an errant
% that was not doing anything constructive.

install -d %(buildroot}/usr/share/%{pkg_name}

which should have been:

install -d %{buildroot}/usr/share/%{pkg_name}

Note that in the first line, there is a '(' just after the '%'. This
caused the build to bail on the install portion of the build. I caught
this after reviewing the Fedora RPM guide and seeing a note about errant
percent signs.


Joshua M. Miller - RHCE,VCP

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