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Re: rpm -ba does not work



On 28 Oct 2002, Frank Wegmann wrote:
> 1. 
> 
> I have problems to compile rpm packages with the command 
> " rpm -ba foo.src.rpm " or " rpm --rebuild foo.src.rpm ". 
> Both commands does not work on a fresh RedHat Linux 8.0. 
> The error message is " unknown option ". 

This is a known issue that should have been handled by adding
a message to the effect that the use of -b with the rpm command
has been depriciated, and you should use rpmbuild instead.

> 
> 2. 
> 
> Does anyone know how to see the already installed Packages ? 

rpm -qa

or perhaps even 

rpm -qa |grep what_you_are_looking_for


> Is Gnorpm or kpackage no longer supported by RedHat ? 

I have no idea.





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