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Re: tlug: Gimp novice question (HOWTO build)

tlug note from "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
On Tue, Sep 02, 1997 at 09:42:40PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> REDHAT=/usr/src/redhat
> (1) get the RedHat source package, put it in $REDHAT/SRPMS
>     # I tried `rpm -bp' and got nothing useful
>     # I did _not_ apply any of the patches; this might be worth doing

>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Tittsler <> writes:

    Jim> I think you may have wanted to do:
    Jim> rpm -ivh gimp-0.99.10-5.src.rpm

Did `rpm -i'; under the (fallacious, see below) assumption the man
page can be trusted the -vh are irrelevant to the semantics of the

    Jim> cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS

Did that.

    Jim> rpm -bp gimp-0.99.10-5.spec

Did that:

bash-2.00# rpm -bp --test gimp-0.99.10.spec 
rpm: --test may only be specified during package installation and uninstallation

That error message is contrary to the man page.  I just _love_ Redhat.

bash-2.00# rpm -bp gimp-0.99.10.spec 
* Package: gimp
* Package: gimp-devel
* Package: gtk
* Package: gtk-devel
missing source or patch: /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/gimp-%{PACKAGE_VERSION}.tar.gz
Build failed.
bash-2.00# rpm --version
RPM version 2.2.2

Probably this is fixed in more recent versions of rpm.  I'll stick to
Debian which has readable (and command-line executable!) scripts, thanks.


                            Stephen J. Turnbull
Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences                    Yaseppochi-Gumi
University of Tsukuba            
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