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Bug 1026 - rpm: Setting buildroot via rpmrc and --buildroot does not work
rpm: Setting buildroot via rpmrc and --buildroot does not work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-02-02 10:54 EST by moh
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-16 14:29:28 EST
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Description moh 1999-02-02 10:54:12 EST
Setting the buildroot path via command line option
  --buildroot or rpmrc file does not work as expected.

As far as I can see the entry in the rpmrc file is
completely ignored.

When using the --buildroot switch together with badly
formatted directory names (/x//y/z/) the first characters
from filenames found in the resulting rpm package are
removed. (usr/bin/xx instead of /usr/bin/xx) This
happens when directories are specified in the %files


--- rpm-2.5.5/build.c   Thu Sep 24 22:23:16 1998
+++ rpm-2.5.5_mod/build.c       Tue Feb  2 15:59:45 1999
@@ -18,6 +18,7 @@
 #include "build/build.h"
 #include "build/parse.h"
 #include "build/spec.h"
+#include "build/misc.h"

 int build(char *arg, int buildAmount, char *passPhrase,
                 char *buildRoot, int fromTarball, int test,
char *cookie) {
@@ -135,6 +136,11 @@
+    if (!buildRoot)
+       buildRoot = rpmGetVar(RPMVAR_BUILDROOT);
+    if (buildRoot)
+       buildRoot = strdup(cleanFileName(buildRoot));

 #define        _anyarch(_f)    \
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-16 14:29:59 EST
Fixed in rpm-3.0.4-0.16 (with apologies for the long delay).

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