Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75304
bdist_rpm fails due to "rpm" build options moving to "rpmbuild".
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
The RH8.0 release, the "-ba" and similar build options have been
moved out of the "rpm" command into the "rpmbuild" command only.
The distutils code for the "bdist_rpm" sub-command fails because
I have put up patch #619493 at sourceforge.net which fixes this
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download and unpack a Distutils-packaged Python module (for
2. Run "python setup.py bdist_rpm"
Actual Results: Fails to produce binary/source RPMs with the results:
rpm -ba --define _topdir /tmp/python-chap-1.13/build/bdist.linux-i686/rpm
-ba: unknown option
error: command 'rpm' failed with exit status 1
Expected Results: Should produce binary and/or source RPMs
Fixed in python 2.2.2, check out
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