why does rpm ask for an earlier release?

Jos Vos jos at xos.nl
Fri Mar 4 21:25:58 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 03:58:42PM -0500, travel NJ wrote:

> I have built an RPM with the following definition, then it created an rpm
> called Python-2.7-2.x86_64.rpm.
> It failed when I tried to install it, with the following
> error: Failed dependencies:
>         /home/sysadm/rpmbuild/Python2.7/Python2.7-root/usr/local/bin/python2.7
> is needed by Python-2.7-2.x86_64
> I looked into http://tldp.org/HOWTO/RPM-HOWTO/build.html, seems that release
> is for the release number of the same version, hence I am not sure why it
> causes the problem

Look in your package for Python script(s) containing in the first line

This is wrong (because it contains the buildroot).

This will be used as an automatic dependency and you should take care
of letting your package put the correct path there (probably
/usr/local/bin/python2.7 in your case).

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