On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 02:03, Bob Holtzman wrote:
On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Thomas E. Dukes wrote:
> > Oooops, one more question. :-)
> > If I just rebuilt the source rpm, then I guess I need to build a binary
> > package after I install the newly rebuilt source package, right?
> Nope; if you "rpmbuild --rebuild" a src.rpm package you'll just get
> packages built on your system, no new src.rpm. It would be equivalent to
> "rpmbuild -bb specfile". If you do "rpmbuild -ba specfile"
you'll get a new
> src.rpm but unless you've edited the specfile, it won't have any significant
> differences to the src.rpm you started with.
I assume that, since rpmbuild is run against the src.rpm file, the src.rpm
file doesn't get installed thereby splitting off the .spec file. Is this
The src.rpm gets installed, then built, then removed. If the build fails
the installed src.rpm (i.e. spec, sources, part-built package) is left
in your build area and you can look at the spec file etc. to try to
figure out what went wrong.
Paul Howarth <paul(a)city-fan.org>