Bug 18710 - rpm -ba exits without any .{s}rpm being create
Summary: rpm -ba exits without any .{s}rpm being create
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-09 13:42 UTC by santini
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-10-09 13:42:41 UTC

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Description santini 2000-10-09 13:42:38 UTC
On a fresh installed Red Hat 7 ('install everithing' mode), using 'rpm -ba'
to build a package ends without any of the source or binary package being
created. For example, take the tidy package you can get at URL


after 'rpm -i tidy-4aug00-1.src.rpm; cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/; rpm -ba
tidy.spec' the
process exits with errorcode 0 but under /usr/src/redhat/{S}RPMS/* no
packages can be
found. Here are the output of 'rpm -ba'

Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.96307
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ rm -rf tidy4aug00
+ /bin/gzip -dc /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/tidy4aug00.tgz
+ tar -xf -
+ '[' 0 -ne 0 ']'
+ cd tidy4aug00
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chown -Rhf root .
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chgrp -Rhf root .
+ /bin/chmod -Rf a+rX,g-w,o-w .
+ echo 'Patch #0 (tidy4aug00-html.patch):'
Patch #0 (tidy4aug00-html.patch):
+ patch -p0 -s
+ exit 0
Executing(%build): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.96307
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd tidy4aug00
+ make 'CFLAGS=-O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686'
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o attrs.o attrs.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o istack.o istack.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o parser.o parser.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o tags.o tags.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o entities.o entities.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o lexer.o lexer.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o pprint.o pprint.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o clean.o clean.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o localize.o localize.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o config.o config.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686   -c -o tidy.o tidy.c
gcc -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -o tidy  attrs.o         istack.o       
parser.o        tags.o entities.o      lexer.o         pprint.o       
clean.o localize.o      config.o        tidy.o -lc
+ mv man_page.txt tidy.1
+ exit 0
Executing(%install): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.50113
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd tidy4aug00
+ install -d /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/bin
+ install -s tidy /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/bin
+ install -d /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/man/man1
+ install tidy.1 /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/man/man1
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-compress
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-strip
+ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-strip-comment-note
Processing files: tidy-4aug00-1
File not found: /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/man/man1/tidy.1
Executing(%doc): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.36125
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd tidy4aug00
+ DOCDIR=/tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/share/doc/tidy-4aug00
+ export DOCDIR
+ rm -rf /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/share/doc/tidy-4aug00
+ /bin/mkdir -p /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/share/doc/tidy-4aug00
+ cp -pr Overview.html release-notes.html pending.html grid.gif tidy.gif
+ exit 0

Everithing under /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/ looksto be good and functioning.

Any clue?

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-10-09 14:05:09 UTC
Here's the error

File not found: /tmp/tidy-4aug00-root/usr/man/man1/tidy.1

Comment 2 santini 2000-10-09 14:26:02 UTC
So, why 

+ exit 0

at the and, and no overall error statement?

Comment 3 santini 2000-10-10 09:06:18 UTC
Ok, my post was made in a hurry, but I still think that a bug, or a
misfunctioning is present.
As some other tests show me, the problem is that before collecting files
/usr/lib/rpm/brp-compress is called to compress some docs. 

I think is not completely obvious that you list man files in the %install
section as uncompressed
and (without any way to contol it, or at least assuming it being the default)
the packaging system
compress them and hence if in the %list you omit the .gz an error occurs.

A lot of "old" .spec files are broken in this way, what colud be perfectly built
on a 6.2 no more
works on 7, this is bad. I see two solution: don't compress by default, or let
%files be smarter
and add .gz appropriatley (even it seems not an easy task).

And, moreover, why not giving some more useful error message than exitng with
exitcode 0 and no
package generated?

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