[svlug] Using RPM
bmullins at pacbell.net
Wed Mar 14 06:55:01 PST 2001
On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Charles Peterman wrote:
> Yes, you made a critical mistake, you are using Redhat....
I'm not touching that one..
> Actually, the problem is that
> > %> rpm -ivh gcc-2.96-54.src.rpm
> is a the RPM for the source code for gcc, not for the binary. Hence the
> .src. in the middle of its name, as opposed to an architecture (alpha,
> i386, etc)
> Actually this isn't a problem, its a _learning experience_. If you
> go into your sources directory, and read all the instructions
or just type
# rpm -bb gcc.spec (or whatever the spec file is called).
Your binary RPM ends up in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i86
Nice thing to try:
# rpm -bb --target i686 gcc.spec
to optimize for a 686 processor. (Although when I did this for
the latest update to glibc the _compiler_ segfaulted. Didn't
happen with a vanilla i386 build.)
As Charles says, it's a learning experience.
San Mateo, Calif.
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