Cyrus-sasl-2.1.17-2 build fails

Wil Cooley wcooley at
Mon Feb 2 15:25:42 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 09:38, Shelley Waltz wrote:
> 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.

You need to install the src.rpm first, with 'rpm -ivh foo.src.rpm', then
edit the spec file, then rebuild with 'rpmbuild -bb foo.spec.'  To get
started, you are best off not building as root; you can read about
setting that up at my Wiki page:

Wil Cooley                                 wcooley at
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