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Bug 85024 - rpm --rebuild fails with useless error message if rpm-build is not installed
Summary: rpm --rebuild fails with useless error message if rpm-build is not installed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-02-24 22:17 UTC by Lee Sheridan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-02-24 23:14:21 UTC
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Description Lee Sheridan 2003-02-24 22:17:06 UTC
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Description of problem:
[root@machine root]# rpm --rebuild php-4.2.2-8.0.7.src.rpm
php-4.2.2-8.0.7.src.rpm: No such file or directory

Installing "rpm-build" fixes the problem, but the error message could be much
more useful if it complained about being able to find files from rpm-build or
told me to try installing that RPM.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a system without rpm-build
2.Try to build a .src.rpm file using "rpm --rebuild testfile.src.rpm".  Note the
misleading error message.
3.Install the "rpm-build" package and try step 2 again, which will work.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-02-24 23:14:21 UTC
This already fixed in rpm-4.1 by putting rpm build
modes into a seperate /usr/bin/rpmbuild executable.

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