Bug 75304 - bdist_rpm fails due to "rpm" build options moving to "rpmbuild".
Summary: bdist_rpm fails due to "rpm" build options moving to "rpmbuild".
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: python
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mihai Ibanescu
QA Contact: Brock Organ
: 79243 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-07 04:34 UTC by jafo-redhat
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 20:39:20 UTC

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Description jafo-redhat 2002-10-07 04:34:20 UTC
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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
of this.

I have put up patch #619493 at sourceforge.net which fixes this

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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:

building RPMs
rpm -ba --define _topdir /tmp/python-chap-1.13/build/bdist.linux-i686/rpm
--clean build/bdist.linux-i686/rpm/SPECS/python-chap.spec
-ba: unknown option
error: command 'rpm' failed with exit status 1

Expected Results:  Should produce binary and/or source RPMs

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mihai Ibanescu 2002-11-25 23:47:44 UTC
Fixed in python 2.2.2, check out

Comment 2 Mihai Ibanescu 2002-12-08 17:42:14 UTC
*** Bug 79243 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 20:39:20 UTC
Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Powertools are currently no longer supported by Red
Hat, Inc. In an effort to clean up bugzilla, we are closing all bugs in MODIFIED
state for these products.

However, we do want to make sure that nothing important slips through the
cracks. If, in fact, these issues are not resolved in a current Fedora Core
Release (such as Fedora Core 5), please open a new issues stating so. Thanks.

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