[lug] source rpm dependencies

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Thu Mar 15 14:32:06 MST 2001

Still no luck. The recompile stage works, but does not produce an rpm.
During that stage, it makes the same inaccurate statements about missing
dependencies. Then the -bb --nodeps does this when run:
rpm -bb --nodeps automake-1.4d-1.src.rpm
File /..../automake-1.4d-1.src.rpm does not appear to be a specfile.

There *is* though a /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/automake.spec that is present,
but this is in a different directory. So I cd there, and try via naming
that spec file to the rpm -bb --nodeps, and it looks at first like it
works, but then it ends with the same bogus prerequisite failure of
"sh". No rpm produced. rpm *really* needs a better means of forcing
rebuilds. I guess I am going to have to rip out my automake by rpm and
use a tarball, but I am worried that something related, maybe aclocal,
is going to be broken by this.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

John Hernandez wrote:
> Can you get around this by doing it in two steps?
> rpm --recompile --nodeps
> rpm -bb --nodeps
> "D. Stimits" wrote:
> >
> > I'm having problems on occasion with source rpm rebuilds. What happens
> > is that for one reason or another, rpm mistakenly believes some other
> > dependency is not met (it is usually wrong, most recently thinking I
> > didn't have "sh", but I have "bash"). Now I can add a --nodeps, but
> > apparently depencies are checked twice; once for the rebuild itself, and
> > then again for the completed binary rpm. So when it gets to the part
> > where it is supposed to build the binary rpm, it no longer knows it was
> > given --nodeps, and refuses to build it. I *really* want to tell it to
> > build that binary rpm no matter what it thinks it will depend on.
> > Although it is going on to my system, I can see that it would be useful
> > to create rpm's for other people on other systems, and it just irritates
> > me that I *must* not build a binary that has missing dependencies on my
> > local system. Does anyone here know a way to make it at least attempt to
> > build the binary rpm even if the resulting binary would lack
> > dependencies on the local machine? At the risk of repeating myself,
> > --nodeps will not do the job, it gets lost before the binary compile is
> > attempted. I see this as a logic bug in the rpm tool.
> >
> > D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
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