rpm won't build

Keith Irwin keith.irwin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 21:35:29 PDT 2007

On Mar 17, 2007, at 9:21 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> 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.

Hm.  Well, --without-neon didn't seem to remove the dependency.   
Alas, I never learned the gnu tool chain.  Well, I'll look further.


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