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Re: Problems with H.J's latest RPM 4.0.4 binary packages

To: Hartvig Ekner <hartvige@mips.com>
Subject: Re: Problems with H.J's latest RPM 4.0.4 binary packages
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:42:21 -0700
Cc: user alias <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <200204221446.QAA23835@copsun17.mips.com>; from hartvige@mips.com on Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 04:46:45PM +0200
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On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 04:46:45PM +0200, Hartvig Ekner wrote:

> [hartvige@copmalt13 /bin]$ rpm --version
> error: Macro %__id_u has empty body
> RPM version 4.0.4
> [hartvige@copmalt13 /bin]$
> 
> Before I start digging any deeper, has anybody else seen this and found the
> explanation?
> 
> (Note that I have not yet finished compiling the glibc RPM natively as
> required - this is currently ongoing).

Rpm has this nasty property of inherting much of it's configuration from
one generation into the next generation.  To get around this you will have
to hack the configuration of your current rpm in /usr/lib/rpm/ rsp.
/etc/rpm and rebuild.  I've seen even more funny things when crossbuilding
rpm.

  Ralf

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