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

Fabricio Cannini fcannini at
Wed Mar 26 16:42:56 UTC 2014

Em 26-03-2014 13:10, Kyle Crumpton (kcrumpto) escreveu:
> Hi Fabricio.
> These are two concepts I wasn't familiar with.
> When I went to /usr/lib/rpm/macros I noticed that it had
> %_prefix 		/usr
> I changed this to /opt and saw no change in where it was installed too..

You did this in the spec file, right ?

> it still installs to /BUILD.
> The build root is set to
> 232:%_buildrootdir		%{_topdir}/BUILDROOT
> 235:%buildroot		%{_buildrootdir}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}.%{_arch}
> And when I look at _topdir it points to %{getenv:HOME}/rpmbuild..

It seems there is something wrong with your macros.

The 'BUILD' directory ( %_builddir ) is usually '%_topdir/BUILD' .

Is there any '.rpmmacros' file in your $HOME ? If so, what is the 
content of it ?

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