build rpm packages on centOS

Patric patrict at
Tue Nov 14 11:45:44 CET 2006

Michael Messner wrote:
> hey @all,
> cp: will not overwrite just-created
> `/var/tmp/freeradius-root/usr/share/doc/freeradius-1.1.3/README' with
> error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.73012 (%doc)
> RPM build errors:
>     Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.73012 (%doc)
> any ideas?

Have you tried compiling the source?
What you will probably find is that make will fail, and will give you a 
more detailed description on where the compile is _actually_ failing.

My suggestion is to try compile from source. I had a similar problem 
trying to build a php-java-bridge rpm on CentOS a while back.
Turns out the gcc compiler was getting itself in a knot, and incorrectly 
reporting duplicate methods. My solution was to use make with the "-i" 
switch - ignore errors.
If your problem is similar you can get around rpmbuild failing by 
editing the spec file and changing the "make" statement to "make -i"


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