rpm won't build

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Mar 17 21:21:23 PDT 2007

On Mar 17, 2007, at 23:16, Keith Irwin wrote:

> On Mar 17, 2007, at 9:01 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Mar 17, 2007, at 22:42, Keith Irwin wrote:
>>> I'd like to build some RPMs on my mac for deployment on, well,  
>>> not my mac.  I issued:
>>>  $ sudo port install rpm
>>> and, after some time, got the following.  I'm assuming there's  
>>> something building rpm depends on which is not included in the  
>>> dependency list.
>> I searched for the error message you got, and found this thread  
>> which seems relevant:
>> https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/rpm-devel/2006-November/ 
>> 001838.html
>> It says the problem exists because rpm 4.4.5 doesn't support neon  
>> 0.26.2, but rpm 4.4.6 does. The rpm web site is very confusing to  
>> me and I cannot determine whether rpm 4.4.6 has been released or  
>> not. You may want to get in touch with the maintainer of the rpm  
>> port.
> Hm.  As suggested on that thread, I'd be fine without neon.  Can I  
> simply edit the port file to alter the configure args?  And if I  
> did that, would "port clean rpm" then "port install rpm" be what  
> I'd do next?

That should work. Also, once you edit the portfile, port will notice  
that the portfile has been changed and will auto-clean it for your  
before install.

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