building RPMs: the spec-file22 Aug 2008
Today I find myself in the need to build an RPM of the "ratbox" ircd, with some patches. To get a headstart, I decided to look around for an existing spec-file and I found one here:
Now, I was under the impression that RPM was some standard and that therefore, a spec-file had some standards as well. The spec-file I downloaded comes from the OpenPKG project and seems to have some non-standard "extensions".
First of all, my rpmbuild complains about this line:
I removed that line
Next, some pre-build dependencies fail
error: Failed build dependencies:
OpenPKG is needed by ratbox-2.2.8-20080112.i386
openpkg >= 20060823 is needed by ratbox-2.2.8-20080112.i386
I removed those dependencies
After that, the %prep section fails:
Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.26173
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ %setup -q -c
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.26173: line 24: fg: no job control
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.26173 (%prep)
RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.26173 (%prep)
That's apparently because there are spaces in front of "%setup" and friends. I removed them.
And now I get:
error: File /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/ircd-ratbox-2.2.8.tgz: No such file or directory
Right. Quadruple fail. I guess I'll just have to write my own spec file instead.