Building rpms on AMD64

Tony Dietrich td at
Thu Jan 13 19:25:19 UTC 2005

isn't there a %target_os feature in rpmbuild.

I belive it looks at different libraries based on that switch.

Loooooooong time since I build anything too complex from scratch ... they have 
me sitting behind a management desk now. :-((((
./config && make && make install is about all I do now

Play with this at your own risk, not on my recommendation!

Can be hard keeping up with progress when you don't get any time to play!

On Thursday 13 Jan 2005 15:12, Per Steinar Iversen wrote:
> A silly question: How does one build or rebuild src rpms under x86_64?
> On a freshly installed FC3 nearly everything fails to build as configure
> looks at the wrong X11 libraries. As an example, rebuilding mozilla:
> $ rpmbuild --rebuild mozilla-1.7.5-3.src.rpm
> ...lines deleted...
> checking GLIB_LIBS...   -lglib-2.0
> configure: error:  Could not find the following X libraries:  -lX11 -lXext
> -lXt error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.13288 (%build)
> Modifying the spec-file to add a line like this cures the problem:
> --x-libraries=/usr/X11R6/lib64
> But this is probably too crude - what is the proper incantation to make
> rpmbuild understand where the X11 libraries are placed on x86_64?
> -psi

Tony Dietrich
The bigger the theory the better.

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