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Re: RPM debuginfo problems

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 16:41:41 -0700 (PDT), Eric Smith wrote:

> When I try to rebuild Fedora RPMs, I routinely complaints like:
>     error: Could not open %files file
> /home/esmith/rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel-utils-2.4/debugfiles.list: No such
> file or directory
> Google shows that many other people encounter this as well.  The
> conventional wisdom seems to be that the solution is to edit the
> spec file to add:
>     %define debug_package %{nil}
> Or (better) add to ~/.rpmmacros:
>     %debug_package %{nil}
> While this does allow the RPM to be built, it is not a particularly
> satisfying solution.  It seems unlikely that these SRPMS are being
> distributed in a broken state, so surely there must be some intent that
> they build correctly WITH a debug package as output.  The Fedora
> download server does offer debuginfo RPMs for all of the packages for
> which I've seen this problem, so obviously it can be done.
> So my question is, how is this SUPPOSED to work?  Why doesn't building
> these packages work correctly "out-of-the-box", and what is required to
> get it to do so?

Never heard about this problem before nor seen it myself.

$ cat ~/.rpmrc
include: /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/rpmrc

$ rpm -q redhat-rpm-config

What else does your ~/.rpmmacros contain?

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