postfix .src.rpm fails to build on fc6
pmeyer at themeyerfarm.com
Thu Mar 1 20:35:32 UTC 2007
Asrai khn wrote:
> Hi am trying to build postfix-2.3.3-2.src.rpm with Mysql support on
> FC6 but each time it fails and during build process it gives millions
> of lines scrolling ...
> postsuper.c:112:1: warning: "/*" within comment
> postsuper.c:113:1: warning: "/*" within comment
> postsuper.c:114:1: warning: "/*" within comment
> postsuper.c:115:1: warning: "/*" within comment
> postsuper.c:116:1: warning: "/*" within comment
> postsuper.c:117:1: warning: "/*" within comment
> And in end it exit with error ..
> + exit 1
> error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.651 (%install)
> RPM build errors:
> Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.651 (%install)
> I have tried to build it on two different hosts but faced with same
> Any idea please ?
Are you building in a private rpmbuild, or as root?
It may be worth your while to install rpmdevtools.
# yum install rpmdevtools
Then as yourself, run:
$ rpm -ihv postfix...src.rpm
$ cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
$ vi postfix.spec -- to your liking
$ rpmbuild -ba postfix.spec
That will generate a rpm that you can install. But the big difference
is that doing it this way will insure you don't step on system stuff and
that it builds in a private buildroot.
If it still fails, you know you haven't hurt anything, and simply do it
again and run the oputput to a file:
$ rpmbuild -ba postfix.spec > /tmp/r.out 2>&1
Now examine the file (long) for errors. Work up from the bottom.
Fix as possible, then retry. But generally package build errors are
likely to fall into a couple of catagories:
1. missing -devel packages
2. permissions (selinux can cause packages to fail build if root tries
to step on existing files). Fixed by running rpmbuild as yourself.
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