Bug 8528 - Typo in rpm man page
Typo in rpm man page
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-01-17 04:38 EST by Edward J. Huff
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description Edward J. Huff 2000-01-17 04:38:25 EST
rpm --help vs. man rpm:

rpm --help output:
      --nobuild            - do not execute any stages

man rpm output:
       --test Do  not execute any build stages.  Useful for test-
              ing out spec files.

--test didn't work, probably --nobuild is correct.

Also the --help is more likely to be up-to-date.

In the man page:

       The general form of an rpm build command is

           rpm -[b|t]O [build-options] <package_spec>+

There should be a statement:  where package_spec is a file
such as those found in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-22 14:16:51 EDT
The rpm.8 man page has been rewritten in rpm-4.0.3, corrections above
should be in rpm-4.0.3-0.26 and later.

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