Bug 22276 - rpm ignores "Release:" field in spec file
Summary: rpm ignores "Release:" field in spec file
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-14 01:28 UTC by John Klingler
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-14 14:14:36 UTC
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Description John Klingler 2000-12-14 01:28:30 UTC
When building an rpm (rpm -ba), rpm ignores the "Release:"
field in the spec file header.


   I want to make an rpm for Galileo Version 1, Release 3.
The source files are in directory Galileo-1.3. 
The tar file is named Galileo-1.3.tar.gz.
The spec file header (in Galileo-1.3.spec) is as follows:
Summary:	Galileo Display Wall Server
Name:		Galileo
Version:	1
Release:	3
Copyright:	Jupiter Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
Vendor:		Jupiter Systems, Inc.
Group:		X11
Source:		%{name}-%{version}.%{release}.tar.gz

When I enter rpm -ba Galileo-1.3.spec I get the error message:

  -rwxr--r-- john/root       278 2000-12-12 11:14:31
  + STATUS=0
  + [ 0 -ne 0 ]
  + cd Galileo-1
  /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.55273: Galileo-1: No such file or directory
  Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.55273 (%prep)

(That's in the BUILD directory)

So I end up having make kludges like putting the release number in the
"Version:" field, renaming the tar file and so on.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-12-17 01:07:21 UTC
Usually what is done in your case is

	Name: Galileo
	Version: 1.3
	Release: <anything you want>

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