rpm and platform detection

Tim Mooney Tim.Mooney at ndsu.edu
Mon Apr 15 17:02:48 UTC 2013

In regard to: Re: rpm and platform detection, Alice Wonder said (at 2:57am...:

> config.guess was not the problem, it gives same results as any platform.
> With the manual changes to the RPM macros, it did build RPMs but the
> without the ability to autodect dependencies etc. - I did not have
> elfutils installed.
> I grabbed the latest elfutils and compiled it and installed it, and
> doing so broke my tool chain, I was not able to compile anything after
> that, I suspect it replaced something. The actually happened in
> configure scripts while testing ability to link.

So maybe you should figure out what's going wrong there, as elfutils
is part of many Linux distributions.

> So, wiped that LFS and did it again, have RPM installed again (but same
> problem - it did not configure for linux) and I'm in the process of
> bootstrapping it now so that on a second attempt to install elfutils, I
> can build it as an RPM and hopefully figure out what parts of the
> toolchain it wants to replace.

Sounds like a good plan.

Also, rather than going with the version of rpm that Red Hat has started
maintaining again, have you considered rpm 5.x from rpm5.org?

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