Re: Building RPMs from CVS

On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Jason Tackaberry wrote:
> I'm wondering what's the most straight forward way of building RPMs from
> the CVS source?  What I've been doing is renaming the directory to
> package-version, making a package-version.tar.gz, and then running
> rpm -tb package-version.tar.gz.  This works (with a couple exceptions, see
> below) but it seems to me like there should be an easier way.
> Now I seem to have problems with this method for glib and gtk+.  The only
> difference I can see is that glib and gtk+ build devel packages too.  But
> for glib, for example, it stops with no error:
> Prereqs: /sbin/ldconfig
> Processing files: glib-devel
> Finding provides...
> Finding requires...
> Requires: /bin/sh
> ... and no RPMs are built ...  Any suggestions?

Most likely it's not finding some file(s) that are being looked for by the
.spec file.  Build the RPM in a xterm window, or something where you can
scroll back up and see which files are being missed.

Mark Hankins

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