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Re: newbie src.rpm question

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sat 08 May 2010 - 20:27:29 CEST
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On May 8, 2010, at 10:47 AM, mike wrote:

> Sorry for the absolute beginners nature of this question.

np we've all been there.

> I've installed elfutils-0.145-1.fc11.src.rpm with 'rpm -i' and then 'rpmbuild -bp'.  The rpm package has a "robustify" patch in it and the rpmbuild command produces some .c and .c.robustify files for the same filename.  Does this mean that the .c.robustify files are just "robustified" versions of the .c files?  I don't understand the spec file well enough to tell.

actually all that rpmbuild is doing is invoking patch(1).

The usual convention is that the suffixed file
(the bog standard default suffix in patch(1) is ".orig")
is the BEFORE while the unsuffixed file is the AFTER applying
a patch.

diff the two files to see what's changed where.

and "man 1 patch" should give you more than you ever
wanted to know about patching.

73 de Jeff
Received on Sat May 8 20:27:50 2010
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