RPM packaging (was: Last set of changes for 1.1.3)

Nicolas Baradakis nbk at sitadelle.com
Fri Aug 25 12:17:01 CEST 2006

Sandworm wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 03:29:45 +1000 Peter Nixon wrote:
> > I changed the RedHat spec file to match the suse spec file
> > with regards %doc
> Actually, that gets a lot of unnecessary stuff in (including
> README.suse, etc), as well as Makefiles, as Nicolas pointed out.

I don't really understand why we should redo the doc installation
again with rpmbuild, whereas the FreeRADIUS Makefile already sort
the files correctly.

Is it impossible to force rpmbuild to package the files installed by
the Makefile in /usr/share/doc/... with a line the %files section ?


> The following patch to the 1.1.3 CVS redhat directory file
> freeradius.spec simplifies this. I've tested it and appears to
> restore the doc install behaviour that FR used to have a few
> releases ago.
> --- freeradius.spec.orig        2006-08-23 15:24:59.000000000 +1000
> +++ freeradius.spec     2006-08-23 16:29:12.000000000 +1000
> @@ -56,6 +56,9 @@
>  # remove unneeded stuff
>  rm -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_mandir}/man8/builddbm.8
>  rm -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_prefix}/sbin/rc.radiusd
> +rm -rf doc/00-OLD doc/CVS doc/Makefile
> +rm -rf doc/examples/CVS doc/examples/Makefile
> +rm -rf doc/rfc/CVS doc/rfc/Makefile

I've seen something similar in suse/freeradius.spec, but I think this
is a violation of the packaging rules: files in the *source* directory
should not be deleted while building a package.

Nicolas Baradakis

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