rpm --version -> RPM Version 4.1.1

Posted 13 Oct 2003 at 08:25 UTC by Lehrig Share This

On SuSE 9.0 they use rpm version 4.1.1 In this version: rpm -ba file.spec no longer works (option -b unknown) At http://www.rpm.org I can't find documents/howtos for the new version Can anybody help ?

rpmbuild -ba file.spec, posted 13 Oct 2003 at 08:38 UTC by Lehrig » (Apprentice)

... Seems to work. Just made a "ls /usr/bin/rp*" :-)

Mailing list archives are your friend, posted 13 Oct 2003 at 10:53 UTC by johnm » (Journeyer)

This has come up about once a week on rpm-list for several years now. (So obviously I'm not suggesting you post this question there!) If you're serious about building things with RPM, you should be on that list; or at least when you have questions like this one, you should know where to find the archives.

This very question is also answered on the site you mention.

ObMetaComment: ...where to start. Sigh...

God forgive me ..., posted 13 Oct 2003 at 11:35 UTC by Lehrig » (Apprentice)

that I'm not so smart as you.

PS: You have seen, that I figured it out by myself. Why your comment ?

Please update the RPM-HOWTO, posted 13 Oct 2003 at 11:44 UTC by Lehrig » (Apprentice)

In that case I wouldn't have asked my question.

rpmbuild, posted 13 Oct 2003 at 19:46 UTC by jdahlin » (Master)

Have you tried to install rpm-build and using rpmbuild [options] ?

This is not "ask-a-guru"., posted 13 Oct 2003 at 23:19 UTC by pphaneuf » (Journeyer)

Posting an article to Advogato before looking around in /usr/bin/rp* (or "rpm -ql rpm" or something equally obvious) is not a very good reflex to have. I can think of about 20 things you should do before posting an article here, which includes "ask google" and "think about it for a week", which you obviously didn't.

While the fact that it's not in the RPM-HOWTO kind of sucks, if it's been asked enough times on some mailing lists, it's got to be findable using google.

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