rpm spec file - buildroot

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Wed Nov 14 23:01:47 UTC 2007

David Timms wrote:
> Frank Cox wrote:
>> I'm back with another question about rpm spec files.  This time I'm 
>> trying to
>> compile Vice (the Commodore 64 emulator).  Vice actually comes with a 
>> vice.spec
>> file in the tarball, but it's out-of-date and doesn't really work any 
>> more.
>> The point that I'm stuck at is this:  I have managed to get the actual
>> compiling process to work but when I get to the "install" portion I 
>> get the
>> following errors:
> Are you saying rpmbuild -ba x.spec is generating these errors ?
>> Making install in CBM-II
>> make[3]: Entering directory
>> `/home/frankcox/rpmbuild/BUILD/vice-1.22/data/CBM-II' make[4]: Entering
>> directory `/home/frankcox/rpmbuild/BUILD/vice-1.22/data/CBM-II' make[4]:
>> Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'. test -z 
>> "/usr/local/lib/vice/CBM-II"
>> || mkdir -p -- "/usr/local/lib/vice/CBM-II" mkdir: cannot create 
>> directory `/usr/local/lib/vice': Permission denied
>> make[4]: *** [install-cbm2DATA] Error 1
> IMO, make install might need additional parameters to cause it to insert 
> the compiled files into the build-root, or you may need to properly 
> setup the rpm environment for devel, so that $RPM_BUILD_ROOT is within 
> your temporary build area, not your live system.

It looked to me that the package ignores RPM evironment variables that 
it should heed.



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