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- Dec 2004
Linux RPM problem-unable to run binary rpm on remote pc
I am facing a problem as far as Linux RPM is concerned.
This is the .spec file that i am creating and my requirement
is to Package the software that we have created as a rpm,
so that it runs on another linux based system i.e on a remote
linux based pc when i transfer my binary rpm to that.
my .spec file is as follows:
%define name titankey_setup
%define version 2.0.1
%define release 1mdk
A Test Application
rm -rf /shivas-antispam-testing
cp /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/titankey_setup_2.0.1.tar.gz /shivas-antispam-testing
Then, i execute this file being in the SPECS directory by giving the
folowing command :
rpmbuild -ba antispam-ex.spec
it executes successfully and in the end gives two messages as:
I am getting the desired results perfectly fine at my system.
A Directory by the name of shivas-antispam-testing does gets created
in my root and it contains all the software files untarred .
Now, my problems are:
A. when i
export this "titankey_setup-2.0.1-1mdk.i586.rpm" file
to another linux based system and then successfully execute it,
using the command rpm -ivh titankey_setup-2.0.1-1mdk.i586.rpm
package titankey_setup-2.0.1-1mdk is already installed
1. I am not able to figure out as to where this
package (titankey_setup-2.0.1-1mdk) is installed
i.e. at what path in that remote linux system?
i tried executing the command whereis<package name>but it just tells
the name of the package above and doesn't tell me the path on the
system, as to where this package is installed?
Similarly when i give this command,
2. rpm -qlp titankey_setup-2.0.1-1mdk.i586.rpm on that
remote linux based system
it says: (contains no files) why so....?
B. how do i make sure that i execute the above
.rpm file on a remote linux based system
and that it creates the shivas-antispam-testing
directory in the root and untars all the files in
the same way as it was doing on my linux system
C. if i specify ftp location of my fie antispam-ex.spec
in the SOURCE0 parameter of .spec file, will it then work ?
and how do i specify it correctly?
D. My distribution is RedHat 9 Currently, however i would also like to
test all the above on Mandrake Linux 10.1, will it work the same way or
do i need to follow a different procedure entirely as far as RPM is
concerned for Mandrake Linux ?
Any Help in this regard would be highly appreciative