RPM packaging workshop example

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed Apr 7 12:07:39 UTC 2010

On 04/07/2010 01:50 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 03/29/2010 03:55 AM, Michal Schmidt wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 03:43:23 +0530 Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> For the purpose of doing a RPM packaging workshop, I need a simple
>>> clear hello world type example using autotools. Can anyone point me to
>>> something suitable for the purpose?
>> You mean GNU hello? :-)
>> http://www.gnu.org/software/hello/
> A tutorial is available at
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/A_Short_RPM_Tutorial
> Thanks to Przemek Klosowski for writing it.

There is a small bug in the example:

Instead of

%find_lang %{name}
rm -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/share/info/dir

this should be

%find_lang %{name}
rm -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_infodir}/dir

Background: The example uses %configure
i.e. it passes --infodir=%{_infodir} to configure,
i.e. it's %{_infodir} where "dir" is being installed,
not "/usr/share/info"


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