Re: strange problem compiling source rpms
On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 15:53:27 -0800 (PST), nate
> Faheem Mitha said:
>> Dear People,
>> In case anyone is wondering, I am trying to install the src rpm in order
>> to compile it, an operation I had earlier successfully done on my home
> I am no RPM expert but anytime I wanted to compile a source rpm I did
> rpm --rebuild filename.src.rpm
> its worked well for almost every package, is this not the right
> way ?
Yes, but before it can compile, it has to first install the source rpm.
> after it's compiled it usually dumps a binary rpm somewhere in
Yes, this is what should happen in theory. However, this does not work
either, at least on the new computer. I get similar errors, ie.
laplace:/home/faheem# rpm --rebuild plugger-4.0-17.src.rpm
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/rpm/SOURCES
error: plugger-4.0-17.src.rpm cannot be installed
It works fine on my home computer. I'll try this on another computer
and see if I can reproduce this behaviour.