Bug 159613 - rpmbuild's rpm name is different
rpmbuild's rpm name is different
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
4.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-05 21:33 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2005-06-05 21:33:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
Hi All,

   I am using White Box Enterprise Linux 4 (WBEL 4).

   To recompile a scr RPM, I am now required to run a
program called "rpmbuild."  

    Problem: the "rpm" for it, which resides on disk 3,
has a different name: rpm-build  (the difference being the
dash).  For those unaware of the fact, having a different
names makes it very hard to find.  Please use the same name 
on the rpm as the program uses.

   find /cd -iname \*rpmbuild\* -print

Many thanks,
--Tony

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Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-06-06 15:34:38 EDT
Many packages have binaries with differing name to package name.

1) install selecting the Development group gets you rpmbuild
2) use a depsolver to find/install the package - eg yum provides /usr/bin/rpmbuild
3) White Box bugs should go against their distribution not here.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2005-06-10 22:55:44 EDT
1) install selecting the Development group gets you rpmbuild

The installer, "upgrade option,"  has no "install additional packages" option.
You have to risk trashing your installation by using the "install option."
See bug 159611


2) use a depsolver to find/install the package - eg yum provides /usr/bin/rpmbuild

Oh, I really, really want to do this over a dial up modem!  It is much better to
have the rpm's named after the actualy packages they install and look for
them on your install disks.


3) White Box bugs should go against their distribution not here.

The maintainer of WBEL sends you here.  This is the proper place.  Why in
the world would you want to be cut off from such a valuable source
of feedback?

Please reopen this bug.

Many thanks,
--Tony
Comment 4 Paul Nasrat 2005-06-14 17:07:32 EDT
If you didn't install development tools in the first place you aren't going to
have much joy with just rpm-build, you'll need m4, make, autotools, loads of
libraries too.  This is possible to do by hand chasing deps, but using a
depsolver is really the supported method here.

 I understand b/w being an issue but you can create a local repository from your
install media and use a file:// url in your yum repo conf file.  

man createrepo 
man yum.conf

Many rpms provide more than one binary - should we call each rpm the
concatenation of all the files in it? 

The information is in the rpm header header and repodata which is queryable by
tools such as repoquery, yum, etc.

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