file added to rpm as zero bytes

Bohne, Andrew Bohne.Andrew at
Tue Apr 30 20:59:48 UTC 2013


I've been pulling my hair out of an issue with an RPM I'm trying to build.

In my %install section I have the following lines consecutively:

    %{__cp} -a bin/%{name} ${RPM_BUILD_ROOT}%{_bindir}/%{name}
    %{__cp} -a bin/%{name} ${RPM_BUILD_ROOT}%{_bindir}/%{name}-2

And in the %files section I have

%attr(0755,root,root) %{_bindir}/*

The files are both added to the rpm in the correct spot, but %{_bindir}/%{name} is added as a 0 byte file, while %{_bindir}/%{name}-2 is added as the correct size.  The source file is a shell script if that has any bearing on the matter.

Andy Bohne
Sr. Linux Systems Administrator
Penn Mutual Life Insurance
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