Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56005
RFE: provide specfile(5) documentation
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
The man page should explain how to obtain the spec file
in order to unpack the sources without recompiling and
installing the package. Also 'rathen' should be 'rather'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man rpm
3. /spec *file
Created attachment 37181 [details]
Fix problem in man page -- where do spec files come from?
Thanks for the patch. However, since rpm build modes
are now resident in /usr/bin/rpmbuild, and documented
in rpmbuild(8), the patch should go there.
Furthermore, and more importantly, spec files really need
to be documented in specfile(5). So I'm gonna change this
into a RFE for specfile(5).
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
For RPM issues, please try a current release such as Fedora Core 4; if bugs
persist, please open a new issue.