How would I specify in the spec file where to install the RPM to?

Fabricio Cannini fcannini at
Tue Mar 25 22:11:12 UTC 2014

Em 25-03-2014 19:01, Kyle Crumpton (kcrumpto) escreveu:
> Hi all. I am very new to RPM building and chose Cassandra as the service
> for my first rpm. I'm just curious about one thing. How  would I specify
> in the .spec file to install the rpm to /opt instead of /BUILD which
> seems to be the default/where Cassandra installs with my first rpm I built?

Hi Kyle

'%_prefix' is the macro that says where in the filesystem your package 
will be installed. It is the initial directory of your package, and it 
must an absolute path.

'%buildroot' is the macro that says where, inside '%_topdir', the 
directory structure of your package will be created.
( thinking about %buildroot as a kind of chroot may help )

I'm guessing that you are confused about these two concepts. Am I right ?

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