I am building a RPM on RHEL.

After following https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_an_RPM_package, I put my front.tar.gz in /rpmbuild/SOURCES, and make the spec file like this:

Name: front
Version:        1.1.0
Release:        1%{?dist}
Summary:        The web2py webserver

Group:          Applications/Internet
License:        GNU
URL:            https://xxx
Source0:        https://xxx
BuildRoot:      %(mktemp -ud %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-XXXXXXX)

Requires:       python2.6, python2.7, apache


%autosetup -n %{name}


rm -rf %{buildroot}
install -d -m 755 %{buildroot}/var/www/
cp -r . &{buildroot}/var/www/front/

rm -rf %{buildroot}



Then, I do

rpmbuild -ba front.spec

in the /SPECS,

I can see many file are copied to the /BUILDROOT/front.1.10-1.e17.x86_64/ but after that, the building process seems finished with no RPM file generated in the /RPMS directory.

There was no error or warning. Seems like the bin stage is never executed.

Does anyone know what could be the problem?

  • Can you post the whole output from rpmbuild -ba? – jayhendren Jul 28 '15 at 16:20
  • As an aside, you never declared any files in your %files section. Without any files declared, your package will be empty. – jayhendren Jul 28 '15 at 16:20
  • Also, why are you creating a package that requires a package called python2.6 and a package called python2.7? I doubt those packages are available on most RHEL systems (the Python package on all RHEL systems I know of is simply called python), and those packages look like they would conflict anyway. – jayhendren Jul 28 '15 at 16:22
  • hey Jay, thanks a lot for the hint! After putting /* in the %files section, everything works :D How silly this question was... anyway, thanks for the help! – leonard Jul 29 '15 at 11:10

It turned out to be a lack of /* in the %files section

  • you can be tighter on this, you can do %{_prefix} instead of /*. Then you'll be warned if there's any stray files that you weren't expecting. – Rich Homolka Jun 10 '16 at 0:48

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