Rpmbuild question.

Wempa, Kristofer Kristofer.Wempa at sig.com
Fri May 4 18:51:36 UTC 2012

> Yeah, don't do that.  With some specs it would be extremely dangerous, especially if you build packages as root (don't do *that*, either).

> I'm all for having software that works the way we want it to work, but in this case RPM really is encouraging good habits from packagers.

> In other words, don't fight it.

> What you want to do is update your %install section, so that rather than install your files into the real, final destination, you instead install those files into the buildroot, for packaging.

Is there ANY way to get the newer RPM system to NOT use a build root ?  This sort of change has a huge impact and there should be some way to get it to behave the old way .... at least for a few versions so users have a chance to make the appropriate changes.  We have a very complicated build system based on RPM and this change breaks the entire system.


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