Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3339
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
install -D name dir/newname
in a spec file is executed as
install -D name dir/name
That is, name is copied to dir as name and not as newname.
BTW, rpm -tb foo-1.0.tar.gz should first look for
foo.spec or foo-1.0.spec and not take the first spec file
I do not understand what you are describing. Can you reply
to this message with your specfile? Thanks.
------- Email Received From Gerald Teschl <email@example.com> 06/08/99 15:31 -------
There are two problems here. The 1st problem is that
install -D SOURCE /A/B/C/DEST
should create /A/B/C/DEST but it actually creates /A/B/C/SOURCE.
This is a bug in fileutils (I'll change the component).
If you *really* want to include *.spec in a tarball and build
by doing "rpm -tb foo.tar.gz" then call the main spec file
Specfile. rpm looks for that file before it tries to untar
(possibly multiple) *.spec files. The problem there, of course,
is the name space collision that can occur if you have more
than one package with a main spec file called Specfile.
Off to fileutils
------- Email Received From Gerald Teschl <firstname.lastname@example.org> 06/09/99 03:33 -------
If you think the command is working on the command line, try
install -D SOURCE /var/tmp/A/B/DEST
ls -al /var/tmp/A/B/DEST
where I get
ls: /var/tmp/A/B/DEST: No such file or directory
The man page for install sez'
-D create all leading components of DEST except the
last, then copy SOURCE to DEST; useful in the 1st
which AFAICT means that DEST (not SOURCE!) should be the name of the
------- Email Received From Gerald Teschl <email@example.com> 06/09/99 08:49 -------
Fixed in fileutils-4.0-4.