Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22276
rpm ignores "Release:" field in spec file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:12 EDT
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
Copyright: Jupiter Systems, Inc. All rights reserved
Vendor: Jupiter Systems, Inc.
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
+ [ 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.
Usually what is done in your case is
Release: <anything you want>