Cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2 build fails

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at
Mon Feb 2 13:08:41 EST 2004


-- Shelley Waltz <shwaltz at> is rumored to have mumbled on 
Montag, 2. Februar 2004 12:38 Uhr -0500 regarding Re: Cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2 
build fails:

> Yes, I tried that.  The spec file is in
> /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/cyrus-sasl.spec
> I change db3 to db4 in the spec file.
> I have the src rpm in /usr/local/src
> I do rpmbuild --rebuild cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2.src.rpm
> and it fails ...
> rpmbuild --rebuild cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2.src.rpm
> Installing cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2.src.rpm
> error: Failed build dependencies:
>         db3-devel is needed by cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2
> I look at the spec file and it has the db4 changed back to db3.
> Something in my process overwrites the spec file after I have changed it.

I'm no RPM expert, but I think you have to use the SPEC file and not the 
original src.rpm. Something like

rpmbuild -ba specfile

should do the trick.

Cheers, Sebastian
Sebastian Hagedorn M.A. - RZKR-R1 (Flachbau), Zi. 18, Robert-Koch-Str. 10
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