Bug 42473 - RFE - altered missing rpm-build package reporting
Summary: RFE - altered missing rpm-build package reporting
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2001-05-27 17:05 UTC by R P Herrold
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-28 16:02:08 UTC
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Description R P Herrold 2001-05-27 17:05:54 UTC
Description of Problem:

Several people have run into the absence of rpm-build with the recent split
of packages.  The generic rpm listing of various options is not very
helpful in helping them self-diagnose the missing package

How Reproducible:

attempt a build without installing rpm-build

Additional Information:
How about a more direct error message when rpm-build is not installed, and
a -bX or -rebuild option is used, along the lines of:

   rpm: Cannot rebuild without installation of rpm-build package

Comment 1 R P Herrold 2001-05-27 17:07:51 UTC
The impetus for filing this bug is the ongoing confusion by casual RPM
rebuilders evidenced on the rpm-list, again, today.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-28 17:45:18 UTC
The popt interface does not permit detecting that /usr/lib/rpm/rpmb
is not installed. What needs fixing is to have people start typing
rpmbuild rather than rpm. Attempting to alleviate the pain, even
for "casual RPM rebuilders", is only going to prolong the agony,
as rpm build modes were separated from the rest of rpm almost
a year ago ...

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