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RPMBUILD(8) 									        RPMBUILD(8) 

NAME
       rpmbuild - Build RPM Package(s)

SYNOPSIS
   BUILDING PACKAGES:
       rpmbuild {-ba|-bb|-bp|-bc|-bi|-bl|-bs} [rpmbuild-options] SPECFILE ...

       rpmbuild {-ta|-tb|-tp|-tc|-ti|-tl|-ts} [rpmbuild-options] TARBALL ...

       rpmbuild {--rebuild|--recompile} SOURCEPKG ...

   MISCELLANEOUS:
       rpmbuild --showrc

   rpmbuild-options
	[--buildroot DIRECTORY] [--clean] [--nobuild]
	[--rmsource] [--rmspec] [--short-circuit]
	[--target PLATFORM]

DESCRIPTION
       rpmbuild is used to build both binary and source software packages.  A package consists of
       an archive of files and meta-data used to install and erase the archive files.  The  meta-
       data includes helper scripts, file attributes, and descriptive information about the pack-
       age.  Packages come in two varieties: binary packages, used to encapsulate software to  be
       installed, and source packages, containing the source code and recipe necessary to produce
       binary packages.

       One of the following basic modes must be selected: Build Package, Build Package from  Tar-
       ball, Recompile Package, Show Configuration.

   GENERAL OPTIONS
       These options can be used in all the different modes.

       -?, --help
	      Print a longer usage message then normal.

       --version
	      Print a single line containing the version number of rpm being used.

       --quiet
	      Print as little as possible - normally only error messages will be displayed.

       -v     Print verbose information - normally routine progress messages will be displayed.

       -vv    Print lots of ugly debugging information.

       --rcfile FILELIST
	      Each  of	the files in the colon separated FILELIST is read sequentially by rpm for
	      configuration information.  Only the first file in the list must exist, and  tildes
	      will   be   expanded   to   the	value	of   $HOME.    The  default  FILELIST  is
	      /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc:/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/rpmrc:/etc/rpmrc:~/.rpmrc.

       --pipe CMD
	      Pipes the output of rpm to the command CMD.

       --dbpath DIRECTORY
	      Use the database in DIRECTORY rather than the default path /var/lib/rpm

       --root DIRECTORY
	      Use the file system tree rooted at DIRECTORY for all operations.	 Note  that  this
	      means  the  database  within  DIRECTORY  will be used for dependency checks and any
	      scriptlet(s) (e.g.  %post if installing, or %prep if building, a package)  will  be
	      run after a   chroot(2)  to DIRECTORY.

   BUILD OPTIONS
       The general form of an rpm build command is

       rpmbuild -bSTAGE|-tSTAGE [      rpmbuild-options
	] FILE ...

       The  argument  used is -b if a spec file is being used to build the package and -t if rpm-
       build should look inside of a (possibly compressed) tar file for the  spec  file  to  use.
       After  the first argument, the next character (STAGE) specifies the stages of building and
       packaging to be done and is one of:

       -ba    Build binary and source packages (after  doing  the  %prep,  %build,  and  %install
	      stages).

       -bb    Build a binary package (after doing the %prep, %build, and %install stages).

       -bp    Executes the "%prep" stage from the spec file. Normally this involves unpacking the
	      sources and applying any patches.

       -bc    Do the "%build" stage from the spec file (after doing the %prep stage).  This  gen-
	      erally involves the equivalent of a "make".

       -bi    Do  the  "%install"  stage  from	the  spec  file (after doing the %prep and %build
	      stages).	This generally involves the equivalent of a "make install".

       -bl    Do a "list check".  The "%files" section from the spec file is macro expanded,  and
	      checks are made to verify that each file exists.

       -bs    Build just the source package.

       The following options may also be used:

       --buildroot DIRECTORY
	      When building a package, override the BuildRoot tag with directory DIRECTORY.

       --clean
	      Remove the build tree after the packages are made.

       --nobuild
	      Do not execute any build stages. Useful for testing out spec files.

       --nodeps
	      Do not verify build dependencies.

       --rmsource
	      Remove  the  sources  after  the build (may also be used standalone, e.g. "rpmbuild
	      --rmsource foo.spec").

       --rmspec
	      Remove the spec file after the build (may also be used  standalone,  eg.	"rpmbuild
	      --rmspec foo.spec").

       --short-circuit
	      Skip straight to specified stage (i.e., skip all stages leading up to the specified
	      stage).  Only valid with -bc, -bi, and -bb.  Useful for local testing only.   Pack-
	      ages  built  this  way  will  be marked with an unsatisfiable dependency to prevent
	      their accidental use.

       --target PLATFORM
	      When building the package, interpret PLATFORM as arch-vendor-os and set the  macros
	      %_target, %_target_cpu, and %_target_os accordingly.

   REBUILD AND RECOMPILE OPTIONS
       There are two other ways to invoke building with rpm:

       rpmbuild --rebuild|--recompile SOURCEPKG ...

       When  invoked  this way, rpmbuild installs the named source package, and does a prep, com-
       pile and install.  In addition, --rebuild builds a new binary package. When the build  has
       completed,  the	build  directory  is removed (as in --clean) and the the sources and spec
       file for the package are removed.

   SHOWRC
       The command

       rpmbuild --showrc

       shows the values rpmbuild will use for all of the options are currently set in  rpmrc  and
       macros configuration file(s).

FILES
   rpmrc Configuration
       /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc
       /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/rpmrc
       /etc/rpmrc
       ~/.rpmrc

   Macro Configuration
       /usr/lib/rpm/macros
       /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/macros
       /etc/rpm/macros
       ~/.rpmmacros

   Temporary
       /var/tmp/rpm*

SEE ALSO
         gendiff(1) ,
         popt(3) ,
         rpm(8) ,
         rpm2cpio(8) ,
         rpmkeys(8) 
         rpmspec(8) ,
         rpmsign(8) ,

       rpmbuild --help - as rpm supports customizing the options via popt aliases it's impossible
       to guarantee that what's described in the manual matches what's available.

       http://www.rpm.org/ <URL:http://www.rpm.org/>

AUTHORS
       Marc Ewing <marc@redhat.com>
       Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
       Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>

Red Hat, Inc.				   09 June 2002 			        RPMBUILD(8)
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