help with rpmbuild

Greg_Swift at Greg_Swift at
Thu May 28 18:07:08 UTC 2009

rpm-list-bounces at wrote on 05/28/2009 11:13:40 AM:

> Hi,
>     I have used the rpmbuild to build a binary rpm archive. But when
> I tried to
> extract it, it did not install to the directory that I intend it to
> be. Instead it installed
> to the directory but relative the the directory that the rpm was sitting
> My spec file looks like
> Summary
> Prefix:  /opt/mydir
> %files
> %{Product_root_d}/bin/*
> %{Product_root_d}/lib/*
> %{Product_root_d}/script/*
> And the rpm was generated in /usr/src/Packages/RPMS/i586/my.rpm
> but when my.rpm is extracted, it generates the directory /usr/src/
> Packages/RPMS/i586/opt/mydir instead of
> /opt/mydir

could you put the whole spec file?
You probably just need to adjust your %install and %files sections


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