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Bug 53847 - man page misleading
man page misleading
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2001-09-19 15:43 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2001-09-19 15:43:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
The man page is misleading, with respect to the --target option, and

It isn't entirely clear from the man page that the --target option applies
to the --rebuild/--recompile commands.  This is compounded by the fact that
i.e., '--target i686' doesn't work; you need to have an '=', and say
'--target=i686'.  I realize for this seems minor, but what ends up
happening for those using source rpms for the first time is this:

1) Want to build athlon rpm
2) Look at man page, it doesn't seem that --target works with --rebuild,
but let's try
3) Try 'rpm --rebuild --target athlon foo.src.rpm'
4) Oh, doesn't work.  I guess --target doesn't apply to --rebuild.
5) Redo using -i followed by -ba etc...

When really, it should have been --target=athlon

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man rpm


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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-09-20 01:19:21 EDT
This works for me in rpm-4.0.3-1.05.

You do need to do "--target athlon",
not "--target=athlon" if invoking
from rpm due to limitations imposed by
popt. Invoke as rpmbuild if you want
it either way.

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