Rpmbuild question.

Jim Lynch jim at fayettedigital.com
Sat May 5 01:02:13 UTC 2012

On 05/04/2012 05:07 PM, Tim Mooney wrote:
> In regard to: Re: Rpmbuild question., Jim Lynch said (at 3:39pm on May 
> 4, 2012):
> I'm assuming it's pretty complicated to perform your tests in the 
> build tree,
> before any "install" target is executed, so the testing must be done when
> the files are all in their final destination.  With that in mind, the 
> best
> suggestion I can offer is
Hi Tim, and others.

Greg seems to have grokked my situation, or at least has a similar 
situation.  I think I can use his solution.

I'll admit I have little or no experience in the finer details of 
building rpm files and don't use %prep, %build or %install since I have 
no idea what they do.

This is a set of C++ applications, (version controlled by subversion), a 
part of a system of programs. I use the gnu make utilities, aclocal, 
libtoolize, autoconf, automake, ./configure, etc. to build to 
/usr/local/bin, /etc, /usr/local/lib, etc.   Then I use a minimal spec 
file with %description, %files and %post.  My knowledge has been pieced 
together from examples and have never been exposed to the "correct" way 
of doing things.  I've never seen any reference to the "always use a 
buildroot" suggestion mentioned in previous emails.

The programs are loosely related.  They are mostly server programs 
accepting data from other sites and storing parts of that data in files 
and a database.  Another program manages the space used by these 
programs and removes old data/orphans.  One of the packages defines a 
library of common methods/objects used by the servers.

Thanks again to all that have contributed.


Anyway this thread has been an eye opener for me and I'll have to

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