rpm creation problems

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at moongroup.com
Fri May 30 09:36:03 CEST 2003

Thanks a lot for testing this. I won't have time to really look at it
until tonight, but I'll give a few comments now.

On Fri, 30 May 2003 00:46:54 +0100
Gavin Jones <roggtemp at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Had the following problems building rpms on redhat 9 with full
> updates, latest cvs checkout 23:00 29th May.
> xfprint
> error: Failed build dependencies:
> 	gthread-devel >= 2.0.0 is needed by xfprint-0.0.2-1
> make: *** [rpm] Error 1

Right, this was a guess ;-) The package depends on gthread, but it may
simply be part of glib-2. Can you look what package provides
/usr/lib/libgthread-2.0.so ?

> rpmfind can't find 1 entry for this package.
> xfce-utils
> config.status: creating xfce4-about/INFO.html.ca
> config.status: error: cannot find input file:
> xfce4-about/INFO.html.ca.in

Probably an error in Makefile.am

> xffm
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/xfce4/xfce-devel/xffm'
> make: *** No rule to make target `acconfig.h', needed by `distdir'. 
> Stop.

Error in Makefile.am or configure.ac, I think.

> xfwm
> make[5]: Entering directory
> `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xfwm4-0.90/doc/C/images' make[5]: *** No rule
> to make target `decoration_style.png', needed by `all-am'.  Stop.
> make[5]: Leaving directory
> `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xfwm4-0.90/doc/C/images' make[4]: ***
> [all-recursive] Error 1 make[4]: Leaving directory
> `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xfwm4-0.90/doc/C' make[3]: *** [all-recursive]
> Error 1 make[3]: Leaving directory
> `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xfwm4-0.90/doc' make[2]: *** [all-recursive]
> Error 1 make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xfwm4-0.90'
> make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xfwm4-0.90'
> error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.36569 (%build)

Error in Makefile.am, most likely.

All these I believe are problems with the 'make dist' target and I'll
have to go through the Makefile.am's to solve it. I will do so tonight.

> I haven't tried the extras yet. Anyone got any ideas ?

I think only the xffm-icons package has a spec file. It would be nice if
the authors or some other volunteer could prepare the missing spec files
for these modules.

Thanks a lot for testing this,


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